I know you guys get this a LOT and I'm sorry to bring it up again but what the heck. I currently have four hens in my small flock. One, a four year old silkie, is dandy. She's just tough as nails and lays eggs just about every day. She's also sort of a major jerk, but she fits in with the others because I always stick to so-called "docile" or "friendly" breeds to avoid troubles. I hope. The other three are all different breeds and were hatched on the same day about 13 months ago. The cream legbar went into what apparently was a molt about 3 months ago. I really thought she was sick because she was so young to be molting, but here we are and she's looking beautiful and she's back to her active self. About a month ago, the blue favacuana started dropping feathers, looking horrible and acting vile and so okay, I just sort of cautiously accepted it was again an early molt. I keep saying early molt here because I've never had a bird molt before they were about 18 mths old. This is not something in my experience. Well, she's still going through it but she seems healthy and I'm not worried over her. But about two days ago my lavender Orpington just started dropping feathers like CRAZY. She'd been the only one laying with the silkie up to about a week ago but I figured maybe it was the winter darkness, etc and because she seemed okay I didn't worry. But starting yesterday I noticed she was tending to sit sort of hunched up (I should add that we're going through was amounts to a cold, windy snap here in Florida. It's maybe 50 something and the wind is blowing hard enough to take down branches) and I saw her have several very watery and/or whitish droppings. I see her pecking around and drinking water, but she's not terribly interested in the food. I changed to a higher protein grower feed when the second bird started molting, btw. I stopped the treats after yesterday, which the Orpington ALWAYS chowed on, although she's seemed to sort of lose interest in the last week. She'd come by with the others, scratch a bit, peck a bit and then wander off like whatever. ( talking mealworms and sometimes cottage cheese, although that's mostly just to lure them into the run if the weather is turning and I want to lock them up safely. It's not even a daily thing) She's not as friendly and personable as she has always been. She's sort of avoiding us and while she's sticking with the flock, she's just not "her" I think I know this could simply be the molt. I know you guys answer this a million times and I know I've read probably a half million of those threads. It's just so easy to doubt things when it's your own flock, right? So. The hunching (which isn't constant) and the vague appetite and the diarreha combined with the behaviour change and the serious, sudden feather drop - can all be molt related? What clues should I look for to see if there is anything else going on? Her color is still it's normal very beautiful bright red. She seems alert, if unhappy. Lord I love this bird. Sigh. And right now my two dogs happen to be sick. Sometimes it feels like everything happens at once. Now I'm whining. LOL Thanks in advance for any wisdom you feel like sharing.