I noticed one of my hens' back feathers were out of order and a lot of down was showing. I picked her up and checked her out to find a small injury and many feathers missing. Recently also noticed the same hen has climbed up on the pecking order and maybe it was done by her sisters? Or maybe the rooster is mating her too often? Any opinion and advice would be much appreciated. You can see her how much of her down is showing and how mismanaged her feathers are Lots of feathers missing, a few are starting to grow back Her booboo ): It looks like someone pecked her too hard and wouldn't let go (at least to me that's what it looks like but not 100% sure) I am totally sure though that she's not low on the pecking order because she pecks other hens when i'm handing out treats, and i've never seen the rooster intentionally hurt them. They don't even cry and hardly notice when he mates them (he really loves his hens a lot).