Hi all, I am new here, new to chicken keeping and feeling oh so very new . I adopted 4 adult laying hens about a month ago. 3 of the 4 have been steadily laying up until this week. The non-layer was at the very beginning of moulting when she came to me. The other three (that have been laying) started moulting this past week. I am on day 6 with no eggs ( I do know that they won't lay while moulting), what I am wondering is.....today I am doing general health checks on each of them (have gotten the two that will let me love on them done already this morning......the two that I have done so far their vents are bleached with pink centers, nice and moist and look perfect as far as what I've read up on on still being layers. HOWEVER, with both of them the space between their pubic bones is only 2 fingers wide, not 3. Will that spread out again when they are done laying or are they done with their laying life?