Hello. I have an eight-month-old pullet who has stopped laying presumably due to the shorter days. However, when I picked her up the other day, I noticed that the feathers on her neck are coming out. There are some patches where it is all pinfeathers. To me, this seems characteristic of a molt, but isn't she way too young? I've also read that it could be mites? I haven't noticed any other signs of distress, just the feather loss. If anyone could shed some light on the subject, that would be great! Thank you!