We have 6 Dominiques just over a year old-- 5 hens and one rooster. Over the last couple of weeks we've noticed a patch on the back of one of the hens that looked like she might have become a target for feather-picking, though frequent observation of the chickens showed none of this behavior (so at least they aren't doing it when we're watching?). Today, we noticed that this same hen now has a lot of poop around her vent. It isn't dried, so it's likely a recent thing, I guess, and it looks the usual color/consistency (of the runnier, brownish cecal variety of droppings), but there is a lot of it there. We took a closer look at the bald patch on her back (~4"x4") and while most of the spot has broken-off-looking feather shafts so that the contours of the feathers there lay flat, we see that on both sides of that spot she has a completely bald, scaly red patch. We aren't sure whether the bald spots are outside of the feather tract or not. Other than those symptoms, her behavior & appearance seem normal & healthy, and none of the other chickens are showing any signs of the same. Other information that may or may not be helpful, just to make sure I've covered as much as I can: -We are in south Louisiana -They are in a ~10'x4' coop, with a ~20'x8' run. -They get Purina Layena layer rations and occasional treats (fruits & veggies mostly) and water, of course! -There hasn't been a drop or change in egg production (still averaging 4 per day from the 5 hens). -Recent changes-- we usually feed the pellet food, but at the last trip to the feed store, there was only the granule food available (so same product, but different texture). We also recently changed the orientation of the run (dimensions pretty much the same), but we're pretty sure the feather issue started before that. I hope that covers it. Any ideas about what might be going on and ways to handle it would be most appreciated!