Some of my hens are molting right now, I wish they would have started earlier so they would be better protected as the winter advances.The molting is hard in some of them, they are dropping feathers all over the place all day and night long. I am concerned about them being "almost necked" and the temperatures outside dropping like crazy.
They never stay in their coop during the day unless they are going to lay and egg but since they are molting they have stopped laying. I placed tarps around their run to protect them from the cold wind and they stay inside for a big part of the day. I am also giving them extra protein to speed the process (if possible). Should I be concerned and is there anything else I can do to help them?