My one Golden Buff has started a hard molt. Or in the process of it. Saw just feather shafts and no feathers on her wings. So I know they need extra protein. I need top figure out high protein foods to feed them. So they can grow feathers back. I figure she will stay on the coop floor because of the feathers on her wings are missing a lot. So how could she fly up to the roost. How long does a chicken molt?. One of my questions is. If the other chickens have pulled out the shaft of the back feathers. Do shafts of the feathers grow back? Mine hasn't yet if it happens If I feed the chickens a higher protein chicken feed. During their molt and say one or two hasn't molted yet. Wouldn't the higher protein feed hurt the chickens kidneys?. I feel so sorry for the one that is molting. During cold weather I run heat lamps in their coop. Do the other chickens pick on the one that is molting? The reason I ask about the feather shafts. I had 3 mean girls and mine fought for pecking order. When mine were going for pecking order. They fought and pulled out the shafts of several girls behinds. I checked all the chicken to see if their might be another reason that this was happening. Nothing was on the chickens. The 3 mean ones have died off. I now have 5 that get along with each other. I believe 2 of the chickens that died flew up and hit the ceiling hard..Thier necks were broke. I think the other just died. Anyway the pecking order is finished. But I have several with bare bottoms. No shafts and no feathers. Thank you for your time.