I just went out and nearly fainted dead away from shock at the sight of (I thought) the world's ugliest chicken lurking among my flock! But apparently the scruffy bald look is in at this time of year. Who knew? In the past my girls have always molted with dignity! Anyway, apparently they need extra protein to help them through this process, and I recall friends growing meal worms for their ducks years ago. Does anyone know how one gets this started? I would think it's much more convenient than having to go into town to buy them all the time.