I guess I'm feeling paranoid. I've been at this about 3 years now. My birds just feel thin whenever I put hands on them. How does one tell if they are too thin? I had a RIR just basically drop dead in the yard. I was recovering from arm surgery and thus a necropsy was out of the question. When I went to remove the body, she felt stick thin to me. I know I don't want fat laying hens. I get an avg of 20 eggs daily from 32 hens of assorted breeds/ages. I currently have 3 roosters but #3 is heading for the freezer next week. I don't actually need him and he's turning into a butt plus I am starting to see a bit of feather wear on a few hens. I feel like my ladies are pretty healthy, but would like to know how to determine if they are in fact too thin. I worm in the winter, not during peak egg laying.