I recently acquired two hens that i am quite sure were not well taken care of. They have alot of bare spots and look more like a chicken dinner than a pet chicken...and the feather loss does not look like a result of moulting ~as the pin feathers are not showing. They were kept in a barn with about 40-60 other hens and roosters, probably not fed all that well, and I believe there shelter was somewhat open to the elements. Its cold here in CT already. I believe the feather loss is a result of stress or poor conditions. These hens look pathetic from the neck down. Other than providing them a good high protein diet and substantial shelter is there anythign else I can do to help these girls grow their feathers back? I have a feeling if i could get them to grow their feathers they would be beautiful.