I have 2 hens that seem to be going through a hard molt right now. They have bare spots on their rumps, neck and chest. I can see new feathers coming in, but I'm a little concerned because of the cold. They have a dry, draft free (but well ventilated) coop, and they are coming outside even when temps are in the teens and twenties. I don't provide supplemental heat in the coop. The other three girls who molted did a slow molt from late August and are just starting back to laying now, and I also have 2 pullets who are not ready for molt yet. There was a minor bit of pecking on the girls who are showing bare skin, but I sprayed some blue-kote on the areas and that seems to have stopped the problem. I think I saw somewhere that a hard molt like this won't last long and their feathers will grow in quickly, but I can't find it now. Can someone just reassure me that they'll feather back out soon and be okay? Thanks for any help/advice/reassurance anyone can offer.