Hi I have a 1year 1 month old Americana hen who is all of a sudden losing LOTS of feathers. Let me give an example of what LOTS means, this actually happened. ( You pick up the hen, say hi and then put her down and you have about 2-5 feathers in your hand, and then she shakes and loses 5 more). I just noticed this today because I have been a little distracted with my new chick. She shows no signs of sickness or anything like that. Oh and also... about 2 months ago she lost her beard and muff feathers and after a long time gained the muffs back but not the beard ( the beard is just a bunch of pin feathers). Is this just an odd winter molt or something else?????!?!?