how can i force a chicken to molt? i have a 4 year old arucana bantam who has not had a molt for 2 years. her feathers are almost see through now, tattered torn and have black stuff on the base of the quills. she does not lay anymore and im worried. no mites or lice are present and she has been wormed. so is forcing a molt at all posible and is it a good practice for a flock?