I have been trying all day to get a photo of this, but she is a flighty thing. My RIR hen (just over 1 year old) has a missing patch of feathers near her tail on the side about 3 inches by 3 inches. The area is red, like a hot spot. It is not raw just red and tough? It doesn't seem to bother her when I touch it, she doesn't peck or scratch at it either. I do not have any roosters and the flock is really healthy, laying an egg everyday, get along well, etc. The RIRs have been trying to molt since the winter but never really went through the full molt thing. They eat layer pellets, scratch, occasional treats and drink Avia Charge water. Their run is contained so they do not free range around the yard. None of the other hens seem to have this problem. Any ideas, help, advice? I have checked her for mites, fleas, etc but do not really see anything. I'm just wondering if there is anything I can do for it or should do for it. I will keep trying to get a photo today.