During the process of renewal things often gets worse before they get better.
To demonstrate this effect I give you..
Drum roll please!
Earlier in the week she looked awful, today she looks ridiculous and by next week her molt will be complete, her feathers will be renewed and she will be back to normal.
I have included a picture of one of her flock mates below so that:
A) In case you aren’t familiar with chickens you can see what she is supposed to look like (yes they have tails, wing feathers, no bald spots and a general fluffy bottomed look that the above chicken is missing) and that
B) PETA won’t try to come confiscate my animals because they think I’m abusing them.
She’s just molting, it’s a renewal thing.