Hi I've had many of my concerns and questions answered without having to post, this forum is very helpful! But I was wondering if anyone could give clarification with this one. We have three hybrids. Just over a year old now. This last week, our Sussex Star (our usual dominate sentry hen), has lost a lot of feathers, including her tail. First impressions was that she was pulling them out herself, but now unsure if she's moulting and she just helps the loose ones out. I have checked her for mites, but haven't found any, and covered her in some anti pest powder just in case. Her behavior has also changed, she seems depressed and uninterested in most things. She does eat, but doesn't seem to have the appetite she used to have. She's never been an easy hen to catch, but has been more so this last week and does her best to outrun. She often hangs around the coop, but still wanders around the garden (they are free range). At night, I lift up the nesting box and she seems happier in there, but some gentle persuasion sees her heading back onto the perch with the other two. I understand this time of year sees a slow in egg laying. We are currently getting 1/2 per day. But not sure if it's our Sussex Star that's slacking. Any suggestions/advice would be welcomed. Thanks in advance.