I have 2 Barred Rocks that are 2.5 yrs old. Both have gone through their molts. One is further ahead in recovery of it than the other, but all feather dropping from them pretty much ceased, and their new feathers are mostly in. The first one started the beginning of Oct. I also have 2- 18 month old Black Australorps, one of which is going through her first molt. Today, I saw a ton of BR feathers in the coop....again. And they are the larger ones, like tail and flight feathers. Can they go through twice like that?? Never seen this before. Also, the BA, who is normally a sweet hen, is a nasty witch during this molt. If my hand is anywhere near her (AKA cleaning and she comes to see what I'm doing) she stretches up tall as if to challenge me, and is, and swipes at me. Please tell me she'll return to her usual self after the molt is done. I know not to handle them during it...looks painful enough as it is. Thanks for any insight.