Hello new to the forum, chicken question
Hello, I am new to this forum although I have been around the GW for sometime now. We just recently were given 15 hens and 1 roo, the owners couldnt keep them anymore, the chickens came to us with some feathers missing on the back and a few missing on the tail. I asked these folks about this, being new to raising chickens and they told us it was due to the roo. I'm not feeling very confident about this as I have been reading forums, books & magazines. The chickens are about 18 mos old, still very skittish around us and won't really let us pick them up. I am wondering if they have parasites.
I would be grateful for any advice,