I have never seen the problem of sunburn addressed. I have a two-year old Silver-laced Wyandotte hen who, due to being at the bottom of the pecking order, gets picked on, as well as lacking the proper nutrition to re-grow lost feathers. Alice has been bare-backed for over a year now. I made her a cape with shoulder ruffles to wear during the winter to help her retain her body heat during the long Rocky Mountain winter. I was hoping that the protection might also permit her feathers to grow back. Didn't happen. She wore the cape all summer until just a few weeks ago, when I removed it to see if the light would activate her feather growth. But she is now prone to sunburn. I've been squirting her back and shoulders with SPC 15 sunscreen but I still see her skin getting pink. I doubt she'd live long enough for skin cancer to be a problem, but I worry it might be making her skin painful and sensitive. And still very little feather growth. I've tried feeding her alone, but she refuses to eat unless she's with the flock and they give her permission. She's a champion egg layer, by the way. Culling her is out of the question, even if I didn't love her to pieces. Has anyone had a problem like this? What did you do? Is there any chance her feathers will ever grow back?