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Tenacious bald patch!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by barba, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. barba

    barba Just Hatched

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    My 15 month old Australorp still has a bare patch on her back. We haven't had a rooster with the hens in a little over five months. When we had a rooster, the hens were starting to look pretty beaten up; we re-homed the rooster and my 15 month old cream legbar's feathers grew back pretty quickly, but the Australorp may even be looking worse than she did before - and in the same exact spot!

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    Is she just molting, am I being impatient, or is there an underlying health problem?
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    She may not grow those feathers back until she molts. That's just how it goes. Rooster damage frequently does not resolve until molting season.
     
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