Kurach Flight & Feathers
Oh, silly Shanku! It's a natural process, not a nightmare.
We gather oil from the glands on our shoulders, and pinch our claws together to zip the barbules back together. I do mine every morning.
Moulting isn't too rough. One pair at a time per row and region, every two years for six weeks. Usually around autumn when food is quite plentiful. It keeps our feathers fresh and is hungry work!
If we're just out roaming, hey, who needs a map?