My other hens and the roosters are all running around energetically
The hen in question is a year old Black Star, with most of her feathers intact. One spot on top of the tail where it looks like feathers have been pluckednout, but otherwise no apparent problems until yesterday.
1). Anyone else in Eastern Peensylvania or West centrlal NJ experienced anything like this recently?
2). If you have any idea what this might be, Is it contagious?
The only vet I am aware of that handles fowl is about 20 mi N, near Quakertown .
Thanks for whatever help/ advice you can give!