Will they or won't they

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Redbird 123, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Redbird 123

    Redbird 123 New Egg

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    I just picked up six year old red sexlinks that had been with a rooster and most of there backs are bare and they have stopped laying since being moved.. My question is will there feathers grow back be for they molt and will they start laying again be for molting. Thank you
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Had the same thing happen and the reviews are mixed. The aggressive rooster, long since in the crockpot, tore up the hens. Some have recovered their feathers and a couple have not. So...[​IMG]
     
  3. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    Give them a good diet of high protein and access to greens/grass and a molt season and see what happens, you might be surprised how pretty they can turn out.
     

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