My hen is losing feathers (or is scruffy looking and scrawny) is this something to worry about?

If she is still laying, no problem at all. It takes a huge amount of metabolic effort to produce an egg, more so if she is doing it every day. This means that there is not much left in terms of resources for plumage etc. Chooks also moult from time to time and this is nothing to worry about either. If your chook is crook she will look crook.

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