My Ginger Nut Ranger hen, Hazel, is 2 1/2 to 3 years old (we adopted her) and acts ok, pecking, eating, drinking, hunting for bugs, but she looks a bit ragged. Her feathers are coming out around her comb, her feathers look messy and her bottom is dirty from diarrhea. I wouldn't be too concerned except for the diarrhea. She also seems a little hyper or frenetic. I would like to treat myself if possible. I scrubbed her coop clean yesterday. One weird thing, that is probably unrelated, is that I came home late last night and hadn't put my girls (Hazel & Myrtle) in their coop before I left around mid-afternoon for a party. When I came home, both hens (they are inseperable) we sitting on top of my folded up tredmill on the porch. I suppose they were escaping some critter, but then I thought maybe Hazel is sick, and just showing me that something is wrong. Also, probably unrealted, but odd thing is that they for several days this week they were laying eggs in odd places. As I mentioned, they are inseperable, so where one goes, so does the other, but they crawled into a bag of straw and laid eggs for two days and also laid near a great pile of leaves. I left a decoy egg in their coop and they seem to have made it back there, but that was weird. Thanks for your help! I love my hens and want them healthy. P.S. One more thing I just noticed sitting outside with her, she is scratching frequently. I don't see mites, but I also don't know what to look for really. THe other hen is fine.