I'm new to this site and am 6 months into my first little flock oh hens (7 black sexlinks). About two weeks ago, I started noticing that all but one of the girls was starting to show signs of picking at the base of the spine in front of the tail. A few of the girls have been picked up their backs and a bit under their wings. I got some pick stopping cream from TS, and so far, I haven't seen any blood.
My question is this. The hen that, up to this point, I have always thought was the most mature of the group, is starting to show bald patches in strange areas. Specifically, the underside of her neck is now bald, and the side of her leg also has a quarter-sizes bald spot. Neither place is red, and other than the size of the area growing a bit, it isn't getting "worse." No blood or signs of infection. Any thoughts?