Ok so as a new 4-H mom new to this chicken thing, I'm at a loss. Our Buff Orpington recently (last week) began shedding feathers like crazy. There were so many feathers on the lawn, I thought she was attacked by something. She just runs and shakes and feathers go flying. Is she molting? Isint molting during the spring? She is by far not bald and her coat looks great but why is she shedding so much ? Also, she has completely stopped laying eggs. About three weeks now with no eggs. We recently introduced a new polish to her and they are friendly, share the coop at night and free range during the day. What am I missing?