I have frizzle, cochin and top hat bantams between 16 and 20 weeks old. They have not begun laying yet, but their combs and waddles are definitely turning red. I have noticed that the frizzles look like they are molting. Their feathers are ratty looking and I see little tuffs of down sticking out (so cute!). Is it possible to molt before they start laying? They are free range, so I have been searching the yard for nests weekly. Any info is appreciated!