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Will my hens feathers regrow?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bossynbella, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. bossynbella

    bossynbella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2007
    We had two enthusiastic roosters and they pulled the feathers off of 3 of our Barred Rock hens. We butchered one and kept the quieter rooster. We also added ALOT more hens to the flock. Will the feathers regrow and if so when? I was thinking they would molt before winter and the feathers would grow back in then, so far this hasn't happened and I just think of how cold it is going to be with no feathers on there backs.

    What can I do to get them to regrow?
  2. chickens112

    chickens112 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2008
    Cuero Tx
    I had one lose feather over its entire chest and they grew back in a couple of weeks so yours should be ok. just watch and make sure no one else is pecking them on the back.
  3. chikkinlittlesc

    chikkinlittlesc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    South Carolina
    I feed mine Kitten Chow about 3 times a week during molt. It is high in protein and helps in the regrowth of the feathers. Chicken feathers are made mostly of protein and the little extra in their feed helps promote regrowth.
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    They should grow back just fine. You might want to consider making some saddles for them in the mean time.

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