I went to auction last night to get a few more hens since I seem to have an over abundance of roos... and I'm attached to them as well. I thought if I got more girls things would get better for the girls that are getting nailed. Anywho... I got 4 RIReds. When I got them home, 2 had 0 tail feathers and the other 2 only had one or 2 feathers. :-( Their behinds are beat red. My first thought was they were caged animals. Could I be correct? They will be free ranged once they prove disease free and can be among my flock. I just feel so bad for them. But they have a wonderful home now. TIA!