I have 26 hens and right now about 8 of them are in full blown molt (bear backs) and another 5 are molting less! I have a heat light over the roost so they won't get too cold and they seem to be doing good. I do have a couple of questions though. How long does the molt last? (started about 6 wks ago) Is there a way to speed it up? If a feather breaks and bleeds, should I pull the remainder of the shaft out? Thats what I would do if it was my parrot. Can anyone give me any ideas?