So i have three hens, who are almost one year old. I've noticed all of their egg productions have gone down recently, but one of them isnt laying at all. She is our buff orpington. One has been laying once or twice a week, the second a few times a week, and the buffy, not at all. One day, we noticed all her tail feathers were missing, and we thought she was being broody and had a nest somewhere where she was hiding her eggs. I scanned the whole yard to find no nests. Just this morning, i noticed around her neck there her feathers were pushed down and i though she had some trash around her neck. No trash, just tons missing feathers.
Here is a picture of what she currently looks like:
Notice her neck feathers
Missing her tail feathers
Is this molting or is our buffy sick? none of our other hens look like this. I made sure to check if there was an egg stuck, but i didnt feel anything
Edited by Cluucky - 1/26/16 at 8:23am