Broken feathers but no predator in sight

A Elle

Hatching
Sep 28, 2020
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I have a 4 yr old hen that started having broken feathers. It seems to be getting worse every few days, but video doesn't show any other animals and she is fenced in with 3 other hens. She doesn't have mites or anything, and the other hens look just fine. What is this from?
Thank you in advance 🙏
 

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Finnie

Crowing
Oct 27, 2014
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To me it looks like she is molting. Hens don’t always molt the same each year, so if she didn’t look like this on her other molts, that would be normal.
 

black_cat

Free Ranging
May 21, 2020
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In the fall, the old broken feathers on a chicken that are all broken down from the past year fall out to make way for nice new feathers for winter. The regrowing feathers are called pin feathers, and that is what you are seeing on your hen.
 

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