Tenacious bald patch!

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

  1. barba

    barba In the Brooder

    May 20, 2016
    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!


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

  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    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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