Hi There Hope someone knows what's going on with my 1 1/2 year old flock....in the fall during their first molt, I noticed by Barred Rock was missing a patch of feathers toward her backside; the skin was quite inflamed. At first I thought it had to do with the molt.But as a precaution, I also treated all of them for mites. Well, the molt passed and she still has her bald spot. AND...Today I noticed my Buff Orp has a similar spot and inflammation. Does anyone know what this could be and what I should do to treat it? Doesn't seem to be bothering them; they are eating and laying normally. But, I know this isn't right and it looks painful. Hope someone knows. Thanks!