Two of my three "tester" hens (adult game hens) have gone through 2 broody phases (I broke the broodiness by moving their nest out of the tractor, as someone suggested) and now are losing tail and body feathers like crazy. I haven't had an egg in almost 3 weeks. Are they molting now? I thought hens weren't supposed to molt until later in the year.... I explained to them that in this house, if you are not a laying chicken, you are a stewpot chicken, but that didn't seem to phase them... Bo and the Production Reds are 16 and 12 weeks, respectively, and are not yet laying, but they are not shedding as many feathers, either. Any thoughts?