Hi everyone. I'm wondering if anyone can tell me why only 1 of my RIR hens is missing some feathers along her back. More and more feathers seem to disappear over time. My only thought is that the white leghorn rooster we have is abusing her. He was a new addition to the flock along with 2 white leghorn hens about a month and a half ago. We lost one of the white hens already so now the roo mostly hangs out with his lone white hen. He chases my other 7 RIR hens around until our black roo (breed unknown) chased him off.
Are white leghorns usually a spooky breed? Neither one of them like to be near people. Or the rest of the flock much.
Here's a couple pics. First 2 are of the hen in question missing feathers.
And here's a couple more of the rest of the flock enjoying a wintry mix day
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