i suspect from my reading that this is within the range of normal, so i'm not looking for reassurance here. mostly, i'm just venting. my buff orp hen, felicity, who came wandering out of our woods one day last may and promptly went into a heavy moult, has been laying well all summer. we noticed a few days ago that it had been a while since we saw an egg and i wondered if she was quitting because of the decrease in light and temperature. lo and behold, on saturday, her cage and run started filling up with feathers. moulting AGAIN. no wonder no one wanted her the first time.