Hi, So, not an emergency, but I figured this was the best section for this. Some of my hens, 2 in particular, are getting quite bald from being picked on (I assume) by the other chickens. I had a flock of about 20 hens of all different breeds (Americanas, a silkie, RIR's, Brahmas, Australorps, Barred Rocks, and a Welsummer) as well as an adorable Silkie rooster. Recently I added 5 youngsters to the flock-four silkies whose gender I'm not sure of yet and a Mille Fleur D'uccle rooster. They are about 4 months old. For the past few months, I've been noticing more and more that some of my hens are looking more and more bald. I'm used to noticing a little bald spot here and there, but these girls have big bald spots on the heads and necks that are concerning me. 2 of the 3 Black Australorps show this (one much worse than the other), and one of my Americanas as well. Both seem perfectly healthy, laying, etc. They eat an Organic Layer Pellet feed that I believe is by Southern States as well as veggie/fruit scraps from our house. The hens are all laying really well right now (I get 10-15 eggs a day, which is awesome in this Georgia heat for 3 and 4 year old hens!) and just seem perfectly happy and healthy so I have no idea why this has suddenly become a problem. Could it be a developed skin sensitivity of some sort? I will post pictures. Thank you! Sorry these pictures aren't the best-they had just gotten let out of the coop and they were in no mood to have their pictures taken.