I know that molting hens can be cranky and irritable, but one of my EE's is taking it to the next level. Both hens have been molting for a couple of weeks now and have porcupine-patches where the new feathers are growing in. It looks painful, and I don't blame them for being grumpy. Yesterday and this morning they were fine, just hanging out and foraging, although they spent most of the day hiding around the yard (ashamed of their scraggly appearance, no doubt). I heard a commotion a couple of hours ago and went outside to see what was going on. My dominant molting EE was chasing after and trying to peck at my other molting EE. She was squacking away and making these "growling" noises. Other EE was just running to get away from her. I separated the hens and put the cranky one in a time-out. Did not see any wounds or anything on the other EE that would have potentially provoked the attack. I eventually let the naughty hen out since she was carrying on so much. She hasn't attacked my other hen, but she is sort of pacing around near her and making that growling sound. Has anyone else dealt with this while molting before? They have not once fought in the past, other than squabbling over spots on the roosting bar every now and then. I don't really have the means to keep them separated long-term, I only have one coop and run.