I have a very sweet hen named lula that seems to be going bald. She is somewhere around three years old and is a big black Cochin. As you may know Cochins can have some trouble with their feathers when they go to the bathroom. My poor Lula got a large mass of nasty "stuff" stuck in her feathers and we had to pull it out. It has been over two months since we plucked her. I was out messing with the chickens checking for lice when I noticed that her under side was lacking feathers and started to look a little closer. She was also missing the feathers on the inside of her little legs. So what I am asking is my dear chicken going bald or there something else going on?