My 6 month old Barred Rock started to molt back in early Sept even though she's just a young thing. The molt has hit her back and rump... we have been patiently awaiting the return of our gorgeous Evelyn but as new feathers break through they quickly disappear. Some of the other ladies have had small areas of molting and are filling in nicely. She's scratching and picking at her bare spots and her skin is red and inflamed. There was blood along the wall where many of the ladies nest but I could not find the source. We've checked her for mites etc and have come up empty. I'm hoping that someone can recommend a solution be it time, a salve, a fabric protector to help her out as winter is just around the corner. I'll try and post some pics. Thanks!