Howdy! I just joined BYC yesterday, and my pet chicken is sick. Can anyone help? She is a Barred Rock,(named Dolly) LOL and for the last two months, all the feathers have fallen out below her vent. As you can see in the picture below, new feathers are JUST starting to grow back, but there is still a big egg-shaped lump below the vent. I don't really think that she is egg bound, because this has been going on for at least 2 months. She is separated in her own chicken tractor, because the other hens are pecking at it, mostly just one other Red Star. It is pink, but it used to be red. I put Vaseline on her bottom and Poultry Aid spray on her sores where the other hens were pecking at it, and occasionally dytremestious earth. (don't know if I spelled that right.) The egg-shaped thing is not squishy or anything- it's more hard. She is the first sick chicken I have ever had. She is only about three years old, and has laid nothing but a thin, poopy egg and a shelles egg in the last 8 months. Please someone tell me whats wrong with her! Thanks everyone!