My drakes (my flock, I have only 3 brothers) are losing their feathers like mad. I don't imagine it is a good time for molting?! I don't think they are sick- I know they don't show they are sick until they are REALLY ill usually, but they are behaving like they usually do and don't seem unfit in any way. I was wondering if maybe I am tricking their bodies into thinking that it isn't the dead of winter, but in most animals, change based on seasons is usually due to daylight hours, not temperature. See, when it gets dark they come inside and hang with me as house ducks, and like the cat, they love to park themselves in front of the heater and fall asleep by it while it blasts warm air. What's going on? I feel like in another few weeks if they continue to lose their feathers, I am either going to have to keep them inside all the time to keep them warm, or make sweaters for them.