Can a chicken molt and be broody at the same time? BO, 8months old, has lost feathers along her chest area and underneath her to bare skin and now will not leave the nest box. SHe even wants to sleep there. I have put her on the roost and she goes back to the box. Yells whenever you lift the lid to the nest box and does not want to be bothered. I have taken her out of the nest box repeatedly and put her outside until today. Today it's wet, cold and windy so I have left her alone. I took away the wooden eggs I had in the boxes and am taking out the eggs as soon as the other girls lay. Can anyone tell me how to handle her. I have increased the BOSS I am giving and added in dried and live mealworms to help up the protein they get. I also have another girl with feather loss in the same area. Checked all the girls to ensure there isn't another reason for feather loss-no mites or bugs of any kind that I can find. I am open to any ideas. Thanks.