I am fairly new to chickens and before I got mine I found this amazing website with tons of help. Thank you BYC and BYC Users! My chickens have been doing great. I have four Red Star chickens. I usually get 3 eggs a day. I've had them for about a month now and one of my hens has started acting different then normal. She is messing with her feather and losing them. I am traveling for work now and my wife said when she got home today that one hen was standing by herself when she entered the pen, they normally all come running, she was also standing still and closing her eyes. Before this she was "grooming" messing with her feathers. They have practically unlimited food and water, as well as scratch and the occasional crushed up egg shells. Please help! I hate to lose one of my girls. I've heard of molting and I know they lose feathers and stop producing but are there other symptoms.
Thanks in advance!