My Buff Orpington is a year old and recently has slowed down her laying drastically. (She laid almost every day throughout the winter and now we are only getting a couple of eggs a week.) Two days ago there was a soft shell egg in the coop and I think it was hers. She's also looking a bit scraggly lately and today I noticed her vent area is very bare.(see picture) We have no roosters and there are no signs of aggression between the hens. Her behavior seems normal and she's foraging as usual. She never molted in the fall when my three Easter Eggers (same age) did so at first I thought maybe she was molting. But I'm not sure if that ever happens in spring and I haven't noticed a lot of feathers around. A few weeks ago my husband accidentally bought pellet food when they've always eaten the crumbles so maybe she doesn't like it and isn't getting enough nutrition? I have seen her eat it though. Any help/thoughts would be appreciated!