A newbie here. We have a rooster, 6 18-month-old hens and 4 6-month-old hens that have been integrated and are using one coop. Last year we used a timer to keep egg production through the winter, but now one of the hens looks a little bedraggled on her back and the back of her head (not from starting a molt, but from the attentions of our rooster playing favorites). I'm concerned that if we use the timer again this fall, our 18-month hens will still not molt, and little Rhoda won't have enough insulation for the winter (northern Idaho only gets down to 10 below occasionally, but that's cold enough for me). If we do not use a timer though, won't the 6 month olds molt as well and not produce eggs until spring? Thanks for any insight and suggestions!