Hello everyone, I'm hoping you can give me some insight into what might be going on with a few of my chickens. All of my birds are roughly 10 months old. Three of my hens look like they could be molting. However this is my first flock and I have no prior experience with chickens, so this assumption is based on what I have read here and on other websites. But I have also read that chickens do not molt till they are a little older, so I am concerned it could be a parasite of some kind. I have attached a picture of one of my hens so you can see what I am talking about. I have been keeping a close eye on my girls, and there has been no attitude change, no change in there eating and drinking habits or behavior. They free range around our 40 acre farm almost every single day and the egg production sped up through the winter and has stayed consistent so whatever is going on and I don't think it is making them feel bad. I have one hen who seems broody. She spends all of her time in the nesting box but she tends to go between two or three of the nesting boxes rather than picking one and staying there. Is this normal? I thought maybe she was feeling territorial over all of the eggs being laid so I took all of them out except for one box and have been diligent about taking the eggs out except for her box daily, but she still seems to try to switch even if the box is empty. Should I put her in her own coop so that she can brood in peace? I noticed tonight that she has peck marks on her face where other hens are giving her a hard time. Thank you for any advice and encouragement on these two topics.