I have a hen that has a bald back and her legs and underwing area are going bald too. At first I thought it might be to much love from the roo and feather plucking by the other hens because she is at the bottom of the pecking order. But now after looking at several pictures of molting chickens I am begining to think that is why she is bald. She is about 23 weeks old and has been laying for about a month now. At first she laid every day and now it seems like she lays about every 3 or 4 days. Can hens continue to lay during a molt? I ask this because I have read on here that they stop during a molt but she hasn't stopped laying completely just slowed down alot. Any help would be appreciated.