Hi, I've been reading up on of all things chicken And in a book by Jay Rossier he states that by observing a chickens wing feathers during the molt one can determine if a hen will be a "soft" or "hard" molter. He says that fast molters will have more than 1 wing feather at a time lost and that it takes six weeks to grow new ones. While a slow molter will have 1 primary wing feather lost (also taking 6 weeks to replace) and in 2 weeks or so another one feather loss. Have you experienced this difference? Do you have pictures? I'm asking since my new chicks are do to arrive the week of 2/17/14 and I'd like to know if this pattern will hold true when they are chicks? Should I watch for this to help determine who should be a slow molter/fast molter? And should this help me determine which of my hens would be best for laying eggs vs. who should be soup?