My hens and their roo are molting right now and that is not a problem per se. They have molted before and it was not like they went bald and they also kept laying. This time is a bit different...there is more feather losing this time that is one thing and some days I get no eggs..ok, so far. But My roo has lost feathers around his neck, like on his throat first and now it is behind his neck and his feathers there look thin. Everyone looks a little moth-eaten right now, but he never looked this different or did this before on his neck. In fact, it was my hens only that seemed to be losing feathers but even that was not as much as everyone is losing this time. Does it matter that they are 18 months old as of this month? Is this a REAL molt and the other times it wasn't as they were younger? I used to have 6 hens but recently lost one and not sure why as she was down on the coop floor one min and in my lap dying the next. She was gone in about 15 minutes.