SHe is having a terribly heavy molt. She's leaving piles of feathers everywhere. SHe stopped laying, and isn't eating as much. I do know she has a swollen nostril. I thought it was scratched, but it looks swollen and she scratches it. Other than that I don't lknow why she is like this. Belle is a pet, she hated the silkies, and they picked on her terribly. So they went to a new home. She is a solo chicken now. I had gotten her a big hen for a pet, but the hen picked on her too. Belle is a cochin bantam. Anyway, is a heavy molt normal? I dont' see bald spots, and she has new feathers on her head, you can see the sheaths breaking up like they should... Other than the swolllen nostril, I can't think of what could be wrong. SHe doens't seem in pain, just a bit lethrgic. I thought she might be getting lonely, but the molting? It's more than I've ever seen! I am going to go to the feed store to get medicine for her water. Any suggestions for that nose would be helpful. It's not really bad, but it's noticeable if you know to look for it.