I have 8 hens. The girls are just a little over 1 year old. I think a couple of them may be starting to moult. Three of them are losing feathers on the top of their backs near their tail area. My Little Red is quite funny looking right now. I have held them all and checked for mites or bugs or anything of that sort and found no evidence. It does not appear that they have begun pecking. That would be odd at this stage of the game wouldn't it? In the last 2 weeks they are laying about 1/2 what is "normal" for them. I get about 3 eggs a day now. Anyway I was going to take a pic and ask if anyone could confirm moult for me but my husband took the camera on his business trip this weekend. Does anyone out there have a pic of your hen during a moult that I could compare to how my girls look?? I would apprecitate it.