Hi to all. I just became a member of Backyard Chickens. We have six chickens right now. Three are Rhode Island Reds, and three Sex links. Right now one of my Reds has been sick. We suspect she has mites as she is losing feathers around her neck mostly. I noticed she wasn't right about four days ago. She was shivering and hiding out from the other five. She was pretty weak also. I brought her in and kept her in the garage for a couple of days. She seems better as she is talking now and poop looks ok. She hasn't laid an egg though for two days for sure. I put her back in with the other chickens today to see how it will go. Before we did we dusted her with dust that is supposed to kill mites. The others are picking on her some. I have thought of molting but because she was weak and shivering I thought it was more than that. Not real sure what to do now. I am thinking of keeping her with the others and see what happens. I don't think she is egg bound as the first day she was not perking up her tail and her head was down. From what I have read if she is egg bound she would walk more like a penguin. She is still losing feathers for sure. I checked her for mites around the vent and thought I saw some. Any advice?