I came across this website a few days ago and have been spending all my free minutes trying learn all i can about my 6 sweet Rhode Island Red laying hens. They are 14 months old and we are adoring them. We have yet to pet them though (they will eat from our hands) but the person we got them from never pet them They are very quick no matter how much we try. We picked them up last week and right away i noticed that one of them has some feathers missing from around her rear, and i have seen her poop some real watery very dark green smelling poop. Her rear also is always dirty unlike the others who are clean. Any suggestions as to what this may be? Thanks so much. I am so happy to have found such a great site!!