[/IMG] this lady was given to us 2 weeks ago by a family that knew very little about how to care for chickens. Her whole flock became dinner for a fox they gave her to us coop and all to start our backyard flock. Anyone have any guesses as to what breed she is? Also the feathers on her back look like they were cut, perhaps from the attack or mites?
Her back looks like rooster damage. If there aren't enough hens to keep a roo busy, he overbreeds them to the point of damage. You can get her a hen saddle/ apron that she can wear and it will protect her back while new feathers grow in.
I'm not certain but, looks like a Black Australorp to me as well. They are great layers