Our sweet Black Australorp has started pulling her feathers. She's just making a mess out of herself. It's not that she's pulling the whole feather, but it looks like she's broken a bunch of them. I know that we need to up her protein, right now I'm feeding Purina Layena crumbles and supplementing w/oyster shell. If I bought game bird feed w/24% protien, should I feed it straight or mix it with the Layena? Would it be ok for all of my girls to have the game bird feed as long as they have oyster shell available? Here are some pics of Flora in case anyone wants a peek. I put some Blue Kote on her neck/chest because I saw a bloody spot where a feather had been pulled. She has no pinfeathers coming in. I'd originally thought it was a molt, but now I'm not sure. If anyone wants to comment on that, I'd appreciate it, too. Here you can see the broken feathers under her wing, the gray looking area. This is her chest area, it goes up her neck a bit as well. I put Blue Kote on this area. This is kind of a side-shot so you can see how the feathers are broken. This is an outdoor shot to just show how rumpled and messy she looks. You can see her broken feathers. It was before I noticed the bare spot on her chest. Today I checked her thoroughly for mites. Her vent looks great, the chest area looks fine except for the one little blood spot from what I suspect was a pulled feather, well and the big bare spot, too. I also checked under her wings and on her back and couldn't find any mites/lice. Any help is greatly appreciated!