I only have 6 hens that are currently laying and no rooster that is old enough to breed. The other day i had a hen go broody so i removed her forcefully from the nest and noticed that she was missing almost all the feathers from her breast. when i put her down she was super mad and even madder when i covered the enterance to the nesting boxes. she finally calmed down and i noticed her picking at the few feathers left on her breast. My questions are is she really moulting or it that just something i have never noticed and is it worth it to de-brood her if she is moulting she won't lay for a few weeks anyway. I am interested to hear what advice you have for my novice brain.