I have seen people talking about a partial molt. My silkie is putting on new feathers on her head, neck, and assorted places on most of her body. I know this because she apparently is sun bleached. She is supposed to be BLACK, and she is gray, with new feathers coming in pitch black. Its obvious. My question is how long does this take. But there is more... She got attacked by a hawk, and I chased it off her Saturday. She is alive, and did not suffer as severe a wound as I initially thought. I assume this will cause stress, and I know that stress will cause them to stop laying. ( I don't care if she lays BTW) I want her to go broody again. I assume she will not go broody while she is molting. Will the stress from the attack stop her from finishing her molting? If so, will she continue molting or will she just not molt this year?