Is she molting or getting picked on

Guammama

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Hi everyone. One of my hens is very sweet and passive although she is fine in our flock and I have noticed her get picked on by the wild roosters that come on to our property. We are training our dog to scare them off currently but I’m worried that one of them
may have been pulling her feathers out.
 

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Hi everyone. One of my hens is very sweet and passive although she is fine in our flock and I have noticed her get picked on by the wild roosters that come on to our property. We are training our dog to scare them off currently but I’m worried that one of them
may have been pulling her feathers out.
The feathers are broken off. This is a sign of aggressive or clumsy mating. Can you confine your flock until you get the wild rooster situation under control? You also don't want those boys coming around your flock as they can transmit disease to your birds if they are infected.
 

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