Looking at some birds - various breeds (all chickens) - yesterday that were for sale, I noticed almost all of them had very raw looking bottoms. I don't have any adult chickens and never have (my oldest are 7 wks), so I don't have any experience in what their posteriors ought to look like, but can that be right? Do they really have bare bottoms or should there be some feathers there? Some looked like they had been picked at a little, but most just looked like a raw, irritated red flesh. I did not inspect them way up close. Additionally, the roos didn't seem to be bad-just the hens. They ranged in age from 1-3 yrs old. I did not purchase any because I was not sure if this was a sign of something amiss.