My Roxy, a 2 year old Black Austrolorp is going through a hard molt right now. I got her this spring and have never seen a molt before. She is getting pretty bald and the "feathers" that are comming in are not fluffy but seem to be like gray pins. they are from 1-2 inches in length and odd looking. Is this ok or should these new "feathers" look like feathers as the come out? How long will this process take. she has been dropping her feathers at a quick rate for the past 2 weeks. For the first week it looked like a feather pillow exploded in the coop and run. She seems to have tapered off now. It is getting cold here now (30s at night and 40s during the day) and I wonder if she will get her feathers in time to keep her warm this winter. We can get snow at any time.