Hello! My name is Heather! Last fall (fall2009) my brother came to my house with his chicken coop and three hens and one rooster! He is trying to sell his house and didn't want the chickens there. Basically left them for me to take care of and I know nothing! It's been a year now and I don't even know what kind of chickens they are. I know they are not Bantams. They are bigger. I have one red one and a buff colored one and a black one. One big white rooster! The last couple of days the black hen is off by herself. When the other hens come around, she fluffs her feathers and the other hens run after her and she runs away. The rooster does not care that I'm by her at all. Usually he's chasing me around! So I don't know if she's sick or what. I have four major questions that I would love some feedback on. 1. What kinds of food from the house will my chickens eat? My brother only brings by bagged cracked corn mix. 2. Besides removing the dirty chicken droppings from the coop, is there a spray or dust i'm suppose to clean the coop with to prevent mites or lice? 3. All the hens have no feathers on there back from the rooster mounting them. Any suggestions? 4. How do I know if the hens have mites or lice? Why is my hen being bullied by the other hens? Any and all suggestions are much appreciated. Like I said, I don't know much about them. Thank you!!!