Is Mabel molting? 8 months old-she was hatched this past April.
She is all pin feathers around her neck-I tried to snap some good pics but this is as close as I could get to her. Seems awful early. Not to mention it is the middle of winter.
Thoughts? I don't think she is getting bullied but I suppose it is possible. I only have 3 hens at the moment-my Dom, a RIR, and an Australorp. I did have a bullying problem with the RIR and the Australorp but that got resolved with additional feeders. Plus, the Dom is nowhere near as passive temperamentally as the Australorp.
30sq ft in the coop 60sq ft in the run. They're not overcrowded...