But its a natural occurrence in autumn.
Of all my chooks, Gidget is looking the most peaky but she still hurtles about the garden, eating unwary insects and doing her best to break into the barassica beds.
It's a good idea to ass garlic to the gals water and make sure they have plenty of leafy greens to eat as well as their pellets.
Moulting also accompanies a slow-down in egg production.
But as winter creeps up, they will soon settle down and get back into the swing of things.