hello all, My girls are going through their first molt- it is mine too since they are my first chickens so I am quite the newbie! I have 2 auracanas (okay that is what I was told they were but but after reading up I am guessing they are EEs or some kind of mix). The auracanas are really the only ones obviously molting- their big mullets starting falling out, etc. Last week I cam home from work and there were SO MANY feathers from one bird in the run- she looked pretty scraggly. I guessed perhaps she just lost a lot of feathers that day... Yesterday I noticed her pin feathers were coming in...and the ends of them all had little tiny drops of blood coming from them. I feel horrible that I didn't separate her from the rest yesterday- but today when I came home she looked even more picked over, with several bloody feather spots and just red, raw patches everywhere. She was hiding in the coop while the rest of the girls were in the run. She is my most timid bird and never, ever lets me catch her..I know she is terrified and feeling terrible as she let me hold her right away. I brought her in and she's currently in the house in a crate with water and plenty of protein. I feel horrible and am worried about what is going on with my barbaric chickens?! I plan on keeping her separated until her feathers/rough spots come in or she doesn't seem so vulnerable. I have no idea how long that will be! Any suggestions on what else I can do? Has this happened to anyone else's chickens? They have gotten along pretty peaceably since we've had them. It's like this molt/moment of weakness made everyone vicious and turn on her. Also..what do you recommend I put on the raw/bloody spots to heal? Blue Kote? I have some but I feel like perhaps there is something else I should be using. Any suggestions welcome...a little heartbroken for my poor chicken over here!!