This is Loretta. She is about 30 weeks old. I've noticed this week she is losing feathers around the base of her tail. I have thoroughly inspected her for mites, lice, pox, and all the other awful things I read about... I'm finding nothing. She is not at the top of the pecking order, but not at the bottom either. I have not witnessed any aggressive bullying or feather picking, but I realize it could be happening when I'm not looking :-)
She has been happy, active, eating, drinking and laying like a champ.
The weather here has been hot/humid, but I have been making sure they have lots of ice/ cold clean water.
Any help/ advice would be appreciated! I didn't think chickens molt until they are older? Thanks in advance!