What is going on with my girls? The feathers above their tails are all poofy with white feathers sticking out is it their pin feathers? is someone a feather eater? or what? Bad Hair day? We live in a pretty cold climate NE WI so I have been thinking it is just because we have had a terrible winter. Also some of their butt feathers are missing mainly in the barred rock. We have 2 Orpingtons that seem to be fine and 1 black sex link that is fine. But everyone else is weird.... see for yourself; This is our "Ellen" Hubby is holding her.. close up of tail another comet Bertha Susan has some fluff but not as noticable as the Comets is this the start of molting??? they are almost 1 year end of March.... our Barred Rock, Barbie Butt shot Close up butt shot. weird?? We have looked for mites but it has been cold here, so far not seeing any. Any ideas????? Thanks for the comments ahead of time!!!