What's the Quickest Way to Heal My hen's Plucked Feathers??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hen Mamma, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. Hen Mamma

    Hen Mamma Hatching

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    I have been battling my roosters for months now. They keep tearing up my hens...it's to the point where I keep them separated and have my hens wearing saddles. The only Issue I'm seeing is that the feathers aren't regrowing. It's been a month and the feathers have barely healed or made any progress. I heard protein helps, could giving my hens a boost with black oiler sunflowerseeds help?

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  2. ashlierami

    ashlierami Songster

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    I had 2 hens like this. They never seemed to grow back. I applied baby oil to the skin for moisture and I been adding a supplement called "kicking chicken" to their feed. Both hens are 95 percent back to where they once were. The supplement showed me the quickest results. I tried extra protein as well as vitamins and nothing worked. I seen results within 2 weeks from the supplement. They love the taste and it also supports healthy Omega eggs as well as other added nutrients inside.
     
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  4. coach723

    coach723 Crowing

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    How old are your hens? Often times when there is feather loss the feathers will not grow back until they molt. If your hens are over 18 months old then hopefully they will molt this fall and you will see new feathers. When you see pin feathers growing in you will know. Upping the protein can help with feather growth during molt.
     
  5. Hen Mamma

    Hen Mamma Hatching

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    Okay
    I'll look into it! Thank you :]
     
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  6. Hen Mamma

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    They're going to be 2 years old in a couple months. I'll closely observe them as I see "feather spines" growing slowly in a few spots. I'll definitely see if they grow back this fall. Thank you :]
     
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  8. Hen Mamma

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    Yeah, a few of them are losing breast feathers now.
    The roosters have pulled their hesd feathers out so hopefully they'll regrow. I'll wait and see what happens
     

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