Hi there everyone, I have two lovely welshie hens and two choc runner hens. Love them to pieces. My largest welshie, Daisy has shed her very long colorful wing feathers. She does have a bunch of new ones coming in, and her personality, appetite, egg laying etc seem ok. I do not think she's ill, but why would a duck shed feathers in late October (I am in WI). She is a timid one, and won't let me get too close. She acts fine. One of my chocolates molted this late summer- she went from a "milk" chocolate brown, to more a "dark" choc color. Beautiful. We went from 4 eggs a day down to 1-2. I am not too worried as winter is coming. Some of the welshie eggs have been almost 4 oz!!! Any thoughts on the molt from other welshie lovers?