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hen going very bald

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Last September one of our hens (9 month at the time) went broody for a few days. After that I noticed a small bald patch on her tummy. The patch has grown over the last 7 month and now her tummy is bare and its creeping up her neck. She looks very tatty but you only see the bare chest when you part her feathers. Not a single feather has regrown in all this time. She is happy (except for not being free ranged at the moment) , lays an egg a day and gets regularly wormed. Her sisters have no problems and its not parasites. If she doesn't feather up soon she'll look like a battery hen. Any idea what is wrong with her and when she'll regrow her feathers?

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