hii! i hatched my hen in july so she is due to start hatching any time! she lives with a silkie who was hatched at the same time, but has been laying for about a month or so now! the other day, i picked her up and noticed she is missing feathers from her chest area! ive looked on the internet and lots of people say it may be due to being broody, but can she be broody if shes not laying? otherwise, what could it be?? she is a weird bird, i dont know what breed, but her breast is very close to the floor as she walks, so i dont know if it was rubbing on the floor sometimes...her skin isnt red though and doesnt look sore... she hasnt got mite, but i have powdered her in case!! please help!!!!