- Feb 17, 2020
Hi Jen Delores is losing some feathers on her rump. Underneath the puff of tail feathers. She is about a year old and I know they can molt at this age. She’s also lethargic- eating and drinking very little. She wants to spend her time inside the coop. Today she did venture with the rest of the flock for free ranging but when I put them back into their run she went back in the coop to roost. She’s just not herself and she’s the leader, top of the pecking order. Other than her lethargic state she doesn’t appear to have any breathing issues and there isn’t any discharge from eyes or nose. Unfortunately I can’t find a vet who will treat hens in my area - I’m not sure what to do. Could it be lice or mites? I keep their coop clean but I suppose you never know. Any help would be appreciated.