I have 2 BRs that decided to molt during this incredibly snowy and cold winter we are having in the Boston area. Essie is molting the worst. Her companion has decided to pluck out the new pins/feathers around the back of her neck. Caught her at this this morning. Leaves a little blood spot..ouch! Essie, usually #2 hen, sometimes head hen, has become skittish, shy, and frightened of all the other hens. I suspect it might not be the one hen that is pecking at her(I have 6). She has lost a LOT of weight, isn't eating (afraid to bend her head to the feeder because they peck at the pins..saw this too), tries to hide, and the poor thing is constantly shivering...it was -5 this morning. I have pulled her in and set her up in my mud room in the large dog cage that housed 5 of them from 3-6 wks of age. I cracked a window and turned off the heat so that it is cool, but not freezing like outside, nor warm like the rest of the house. I am trying to keep her somewhat acclimated to the cold temps without stressing her. I guess my question is...does all this sound right?? Not sure how long to keep her inside, certainly til the feathers open up some and hide what's going on, yes?? When I go to return her to the coop, how should I adjust her back to the cold and what is the best way to reintroduce her to the flock?? Appreciate any help! Have had them since May2nd, so this is our first winter and boy! It's a doozy! Thanks all!