I have 17 RIR hens and 1 RIR roo I noticed over the winter a couple of the hens were getting bald around the tip of the tail. Now two hens have even lost their tail feathers and it seem like it's spreading to some of the other hens but not all of them. Some hens look just fine and so does the roo.
Is this an establishment of peaking order? Or do i have another problem. The hens are just a little over 1 year old. I've also noticed a decrease in egg production over the past two weeks. Some days I won't have but 8 eggs and other days 14 or 15.
Sorry for all the crappy pics but it's rare I mess with these chickens. So when I'm in the coop they get a little panicked.
Thanks you guys/gals are fantastic...
Edited by crealbilly - 4/3/16 at 1:38pm