I have 6 laying hens (golden comets). No rooster. I keep them in their tractor 24/7. You can see the tractor and pics of them as pullets on my page. I went out to the tractor today and notice they are looking pretty ruff. I had been thinking they were all molting until today I noticed the bald butts. They are loosing feathers like crazy. 3 of them have bald butts but they all look pretty bad off. They don't look like they are going to make it much longer if I don't find a solution. There might be some blood on their butts I can not tell because they are dirty. I'm not sure what to do. They wont let me pick them up. Help. I had been feeding just layer but I switched and now feed them layer crumbles mixed with scratch grains. I dumped a bunch on DE in their coop today just in case its mites. From what I have read bald butts equal one of the following mites, over crowding, bordom, lack of food or a dominant bird. What do you think I should do. Also egg production has slowed. If they are just molting what can I do to get them protein asap. I'm really worried about my flock and the nights are getting colder. I can take pictures tomorrow.