As prepared as we thought we were for molting...its still scary. We have our first molt in progress a 15 month ago silver laced Wyandotte...she's NOT the pretty girl she was Monday. Her temperament hasn't changed and she definitely doesn't want to be handled. Her breast is all but bare when I managed to pick her up. Her voice and voicing her displeasure has a different tone...not all out painful wale but definitely different than normal. We have 3 more her age and 5 that are 9 months old.