I've had one of my hens in the house for about a month due to an impacted crop. She almost died, was down to skin and bones, but her crop is has been clearing regularly and I've been offering her regular layer pellets for about a week now, but rationed (1/8 cup, several times a day), because she gobbles without end, and I'm afraid of her blocking up again. She's ravenous. I still offer her cooked oatmeal mixed with Laxatone (hairball remedy), brussel sprouts, apple and soggy/soaked fish-based dog food kibble. She has water with ACV and vitamines/electrolytes. This hen molted HARD in October, was all pitiful hedgehoggy looking. Yesterday, she started blowing feathers in her crate like she's molting again. Now, I remember shedding my hair after a long, life-threatening illness as a teeneager. I was on the road to recovery, just well enough to go back to school 1/2 days, and then the handfuls of hair started falling out. My doctor said it was a post-stress reaction, that my body was putting all its resources to healing my body, and not putting nutrients toward maintaining my hair. Well, as a 16 year old girl, it was just a cruel joke! I'm wondering if this is the case with my Frigga. Anyone have this experience? I can't call the chicken vet until tomorrow.