My 3 girls seem a bit ragged from the shoulderblades down their backs. They've got 2 drakes who look flawless so I'm thinking it's heavy wear and tear that's damaging their feathers? I'm getting 3 eggs a day, and they're on Layena with free choice oyster shell. I mix scratch in as well now that it's cold, but they won't eat the corn. I give them some fresh kale every couple days. They have dry shavings in their shelters and a gravel floor pen (more of a frozen poop floor pen right now honestly) and they have a cement-mixing pan for water that gets dumped daily and has a de-icer. They have a roof over their pen and will get plastic windbreak stapled around it next weekend. I brought Sugar Bowl in for a warm bath and a closer look, she's got the dampest, rattiest-looking wings and back of all the girls. I don't see any mites. Her preen gland seems to be oily, it's a bump about the size of my pinkie nail, sticks up, and I can get my fingers around it, and it's firm. The back of her neck is a bit thin and pink. I know that's from mating. How can I keep the girls in better condition? I brought Sugar Bowl in because she was a bit fluffed in her wet areas, but happily going about her business. I don't want her to get worse. She's in a carrier in my office right now (quite bemused at the 4 brooder kids - I know I need more hens!) I'm waiting for her to dry off... but then what? Oh and it's like 17 degrees F here in MA. I was all tough about ducks being fine in cold weather - but not damp and ragged!! Thanks!