These photos are from this summer. I didn't mean to get the first one so big. Lacey is a big red hen with beautiful feathers. She has always been super healthy. She is 7. I just picked her up and tons of her feathers came out. The short fluffy ones flew everywhere. I can see gaps on her now where the feathers were. 8:00 P.M. I picked Lacey up for the roost and she flinched and squawked. She is a cuddly hen and has never responded this way. My impression is that it hurt her for me to touch and lift her. Any ideas, anyone?