Hello All, I am sure this has probably been covered somewhere in these forums but I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for! I have 4 hens, 2 RIR and 2 wyndottes, all 2.5 years old. They all look pretty healthy no signs of bugs or parasites. The wyndottes are moulting (they look somewhat like turkeys!) The RIRs seemed to have gone through their moult already but I still see red feathers everywhere! So my question is...is this a normal time frame for them to stop laying eggs because of moulting? How long does this last? Also, I have one big perch up high for them to perch on and a small lower perch to get up to the nest boxes. I've been noticing big piles of poo under the lower roost. so I snuck out there last night to see who it was. the RIRs were on the big perch and the Wyndottes were in the nest boxes! well actually one was in the nest box and the other was on the divider between the boxes. Why would they suddenly be sleeping there? did the RIRs kick them off? They have always all slept on the big perch. Anyway, sorry if I'm rambling, but if anyone has any ideas or suggestions I sure would appreciate it!