Sorry, I'm still a rather nervous newbie with each new thing that comes up! My 4 girls are 11-12 months and at least one of them has started to moult -- I just realized her tail feathers are gone and she's looking a bit sad, has stopped laying this past week, and goes in to roost before dark and before the other 3 girls, and is often still up on the roost in the morning when the others are screeching "let us out of here," pacing and rattling the outer cage door! The other three continue to lay almost every day and are just loosing a bit of fluff, at least for the moment. So, is there anything special I should be doing for them? I've started adding a handful of small dried cat food every other day to their feed but that's the only difference. It's still pretty hot here (100+ yesterday) and probably won't get cold until end of October. Should I be feeding them differently than normal (laying crumbles, scratch and rooster mix etc, lots of greens, blueberries, tomatoes and so on) or just keep on as always. Just how naked do they get -- I haven't found any pictures of a heavily moulting hen anywhere -- does anyone have one? At the moment we have about 50/50 daylight and dark -- no lights inside the small coop. I assume I just go with the flow and let nature take its course, right?