Hi there, I have a 7.5 month old barnevelder hen who started losing feathers a few weeks ago. At first we thought maybe she was being picked on, but now we're starting to wonder if it's something else. The missing feathers are on her chest, neck, and saddle. The neck and saddle could be from breeding, but the chest is particularly strange looking. She's got feathers sticking out all over the place, patches missing, and the start of new feathers coming in. Otherwise she's acting normal, and even sitting in the nesting boxes. Does this sound like molting? Is it possible for a hen to molt this young? For what it's worth, I've checked and found no signs of mites, lice, or other parasites. Here are a few photos of her. Thanks for your advice!