I'm stumped! Last summer (2013), we had a rooster who had his "favorites" among our hens. You could tell because patches of missing feathers on their wings were made from him doing his business. This was not a concern then. I thought the feathers had begun to grow back in after we got rid of the roo. (There was some bleeding when the feathers did start growing in.) But, to this day, these two girls have bald patches on their wings. At one point I thought they were also perhaps entering a molt. Here's the kicker...another of our hens, whose feathers were always full, went into a full fledge molt last week - WOW, did she ever! We are first time chicken owners (just now coming up on two years of having them as chicks), so I'm thinking perhaps the two hens with patches of missing feathers either did not go into their molt, or I'm still completely clueless as to the varying degrees of molt. How long before the feathers grow in? Is there anything else I should consider or is this fairly normal? Presently there are no parasites, both external or internal in my girls. The hens are free range for 1/2 the day and kept in a large run (yard) the other half. Really, all is well except for the missing feathers. Out of 17 girls we get 10-13 eggs/day on average, sometimes more. I appreciate any input!