I have a small hen that has a lot of new feather growth on her underside, they are all about an inch long and she looks like a porcupine. They seem to be on her underside closest to the vent area. She also seems to want to lay down as if she is broody a lot. She prefers to keep her head turned to the side and will look foreward when I come into the coop. She has been ill in the past with suspected Marek's and I did the hypercium treatment and in 24 hours she looked like a brand new bird. I was going to have a friend come and cull her for me because Idont have the heart to do it, or the guts, but when I go into the coop, she will get up and come to the bars of her cage looking for a treat. Her appetite has allways been finicky so I give her scrambled eggs occasionally. She has allways been in her own cage and not with other birds, but is in the same coop with my caged pairs. I am just puzzled and need to hear some ideas on what other more experienced folks think this could be. A few months ago she laid 5 eggs and then stopped. She does not appear to be egg bound or have anything wrong with her vent. It is clean and color there is good although the color on her face and legs in very pale, but she is a pynchon and I think I read that they do have white legs.