Will feathers grow back before next moult?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hummingbird Hollow, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Hummingbird Hollow

    Hummingbird Hollow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2011
    Colorado mountains
    Hey folks, I recently eliminated my young rooster who was terrorizing my hens. One hen in particular had a very bald back and when examined closer, was discovered to have nasty, open wounds on her sides, under her wings from the roosters claws. While it appears that the wounds are healing, I'm wondering aboutthe large bald patch on her back. Will the feathers grow back quickly or will she have to wait for her first moult next fall? I'm worried because we're have some pretty intense cold during the winter months.

    Any advice or words of wisdom?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    If the feathers have been pulled out completely, she should start forming new feathers. If they have just been broken off and the 'stubs' are still present, she may not regrow feathers as readily.

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