My easter egger, Pepper, recently completed her first molt and is finally back to laying eggs as usual. However I noticed her beard and muffs still looked a bit low on feathers. At first I thought the feathers were just slowly coming in, but them I saw something odd. My other hen, a lakenvelder, was pulling out the beard feathers. Pepper used to let the other hens groom her beard and pull out little burs and bits of food. This time she was sitting there all calm like at grooming but the other hen was pulling out her feathers not bits of food! Pepper is the dominant hen so I doubt this is bullying. Do easter eggers ever get tired to being bearded ladies?!