I also need help, I have 5 new Hampshire reds and 2leghorns all are hens and I have 1 new Hampshire red rooster. On our new Hampshire reds. We started noticing feathers on there backs were all matted down , and when I parted their feathers to look at there skin I noticed
Wide open wounds on their backs. It looks like the skin has been cut. We have only had these guys for about. 11 months.
you may want to put chicken aprons on them, at least until they heal. Do you think that you have an overzealous rooster or are the hens picking one another?