We got her a couple of week ago from the feed store. That day we went to buy food a lady dropped by to give her hens to the store owner, apparently she couldn't keep them anymore. My brother-in-law wanted a barred rock so he bought this girl, and she is adorable. Because she wasn't very used to us, we weren't handling her to much at first, specially since she's very vocal and she "growls" a lot, and screams when you hold her. Today I think I found out why. When we first got her he feathers were in bad shape, rough texture and some broken. I wasn't sure whether she was molting, but she' laying eggs so she lost her feathers in a different way. I think her previous owner must've had a rooster, because the poor thing has some ugly scabs on her back, right next to her wings. They look ugly but they are scabbed so my cockerel didn't cause the wounds, however some feathers are stuck to the scabs and I spent some time carefully pulling out the ones that were broken, so I could clear the area a bit. Should I try to soak the scabs/dry ooze stuff off her skin with peroxide, or just warm water? Also while they are scabbed, the wounds must still be sensitive to the touch because she screams if i grab her from there. Would a chicken saddle be ok to put on while she heals? I also thought she could have been sick because she lot some weight, but I think it's probably the pain (we have a 5 month cockerel that pretty much mounts everything that moves and is covered in feathers), and getting used to be free roaming and able to eat grass and bugs besides lay pellets that is messing her up a bit. She poops a lot and the poop looks healthy, and she acts normal. I'm also lock the cockerel outside their enclosure while nobody is home so she and the pullets can get a break from so much lovin'.