This is my first moulting season...(I am NZ and we are now in winter) and my oldest girls -Brown shavers, a NZ Hybrid egglaying machine(15 months) are now looking pretty rugged. the feathers are absolutly frazzeled and on one of them has a baldish spot on her back before the tail feathers start now for a few months I thougt is was due to molting but I noticed that the feathers are more like broken of, the base is still in the skin?? The skin is intact but slightly redish as of latley. I dont see her getting pecked at nor does she scratch it? so is this mites?? but why dont the other have it??? But do all the feathers come back ?? what about the clipped wingfeathers them too? I am just hoping that they will look somewhat decent again one day?