How quickly can/does a molt occur? My SLW was bare from her middle back to her tail when I got home yesterday. She acted fine - stayed in the coop with her and did not observe anyone picking on her. She mingled with the rest of the flock freely. I examined her closely and there doesn't appear to be any abrasions or peck marks. No blood. Just no feathers. I am not sure how old she is but she was already laying when I got her. Did not even consider molting last night so I put an apron on her to protect her - but now I'm wondering... My buff looks scraggly too but no bare spots. This is my first year and my first flock so I'm not sure what to expect. Thanks!