I have 9 Golden Comet hens around 17 months old, and they have not molted up to this point. In the last few weeks, we have been having one of them that seemed to be laying without a shell. I would find mess in the bedding and would occasionally see the chickens pecking at it.
When I went out to gather eggs tonight and feed them treats, I noticed there were only 8 show up. VERY unusual, as they generally try to knock each other down to get to me. When I looked in the coop, one was standing there with her feathers ruffled and was try to talk toward me very slowly. I knew something was wrong, and when I check her I found the following. Be advised: somewhat graphic.
Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.