this is my first flock and they were born between March 19 and April?? I noticed today that 5 out of the 8 hens have NO feathers on their stomachs!! Their skin is white not red and otherwise they seem fine. What's happening?!?!
They have been laying for about a month? I don't think it's a molt bc everything I've read mentions a molt starting around the head. This is specifically from the bottom of their vent downward in the direction of their head about the circumference of a large onion on some and a lemon on others. Their skin isn't red at all and only one one hen did it look a little bruised maybe and a few little scabs which makes me think feather picking??
I have not seen any evidence of mites or lice. I have realized that hey are all losing feathers in the same area but some more noticeable that others. The skin is not inflamed at all and there are some pin feathers