We have a 6 month old Brahma who has been separating from the flock in the coop and sleeping on the nesting area rather than roosting as usual. I have not noticed any of the chickens pecking at her, and she is usually in middle of the pecking order. She has some short feathers on her lower back (see photo) where there is a small amount of bleeding. She is also losing feathers around her vent area. There is a small amount of blood near one of the feathers at her leg. She has been acting aloof, and resting with her eyes half closed. Any suggestions? Is this molting at such a young age? Any other thoughts?
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