Firstly, what a fabulous site this is! I have just found you all and I am so very pleased I have. God bless Google. This is not an emergency as my chicken is having no problems and is eating fine but she has just come up to me for a quick cuddle before bedtime and I noticed her feathers were not sitting properly. On closer inspection I found all these pieces of skin underneath her feathers. I am a first time chicken mum and I bought all six of my chickens at the beginning of the year when they were around 4 weeks old. They have all started laying (except for Arfon the rooster) and have now dropped down to eggs every other day due to the winter months although Marge (chicken with the issue) hasn't laid for 3 weeks now. Any ideas? Many thanks in advance and kindest regards, Joanne.