Hi all - just trying to confirm what I suspect. Several of my older hens (last years spring chicks) have bald red patches on their lower back, above their tail. I don't see any other indication of mites, although they all need a good dusting. I have around 6-8 laying hens, 6 more starting now, 8 chicks with mama, and 2 roosters. The only reason that I have 2 roos is that I WAS expanding my flock to have around 20-25 hens, before a spring fox attack took out half of them. I bought 24 chicks, and the fox got all but 3 a month later. I have read that I could have 1 roo for each 10-15 hens, so 2 should have been fine for 20ish Also, the boys are from this year, young with small spurs, but they gang up on any unlucky hen. Somehow, they girls have not lost all their head feathers. I couldn't manage a picture, as they are all hiding under the coop from the heat. Any confirmations or OTHER opinions? Should I just get rid of one of my roos? They are Black Copper Marans, and beautiful. Anyone south of Lexington, KY want one?