- Feb 6, 2018
I have a 3 year old hen whose feathers are thinning out. It's like she has a receding hairline, tail feathers aren't growing back since winter and feathers on her bottom have become very thin. She also has developed unusually long toe nails as well. Also, she sleeps away from the other 5 hens and her eggs are so tinned shelled that they usually are broken in the nesting box. In the beginning, I thought she might be molting which was at the end ot of winter. Is this something to be concerned about. She was in the top of he pecking order. She seems less dominant at this point. Any thoughts?