Our rooster has been "missing" feathers for quite a while now (a month?), he started from the neck (although I don't remember if his neck was naked, but his wonderful yellow feathers are gone from there for sure) and now all his belly, part of bottom and parts of legs are naked. Well, there are small feathers in some naked areas (I am hoping that those are new feathers growing). Now there is one chicken that appear to have the same thing happening on her chest (I noticed yesterday). I can't look well, because that one is not easy to catch - I don't think I have caught her ever since summer - she is the one who is afraid of us the most, but she is also the one (out of 5 chickens) who never stopped laying once she started in October. SHE IS STILL LAYING EGGS - and that is what makes me worried - they should stop laying when they are molting, right? I picked up rooster twice trying to find any lice signs - I had accidentally seen one picture of lice on a feather here somewhere... but I have not read on lice yet and what signs should be - and I did not see any lice. Our chickens hatched at the end of April last year and are 10 months old. so my questions are 1) how do I make sure it is molting and normal and not something else 2) if our roo is molting, are eggs still good for hatching? I plan to start an incubator in a week. Thank you!!