This is my first post, although I do read the threads sometimes. 1 of our chickens was torn up by a my son's friends dog. He got into the yard where the chickens free range. We had to take her to the vet. She had a lot of stitches, and lost a lot of feathers from the attack. She is healing up, had the stitches out, but we are keeping her away from the other chickens till she is stronger and her feathers come back. Well a lot of the feathers have started to fill in, but she seems to be molting...big time. she is really loosing a lot of feathers. she is looking scrawny and bald. Is it normal for them to loose a lot of feathers if they are trying to grow back new ones after something like this? She lost most of them from her wings down, belly and back.