I have 7 hens all nine months old. About a month ago I noticed my big gal (T-Rex as we like to call her) started dropping tail feathers. Didnt think much of it. But now she is literally butt naked and just over the past 2 nights has lost a lot of neck feathers. Her but has been bare for about 2 weeks now and I dont seem to notice any pin feathers growing in. I will also disclose I found lice on one of my fully feathered buff orps. Well I have treated the girls and the coop/boxes/roosts with DE. But could some of them also be molting in addition to the lice, or are the lice making it harder to recover from the molt? In addition to their layer rations I have been giving them a scoop of black sunflower seeds, and a mix of cooked brown rice and scrambled eggs to help with protein. Should I change to a higher protein mix for a while? Finally how long does a typical molt take? I am surprised to see she has no new feathers grown in. I mean she has a few pin feathers that are spastic. But I see no evidence of the feathers returning.