First, is there a list of the abbreviations used on this site? Trying to learn the lingo. 2nd.... I know chickens molt, but what triggers it? Amount of daylight and temp? Will they all molt at the same time, Or if you stagger the age of your flock, will they molt at different times? 3rd... Live in upstate NY. What is a hardy, easier for a beginner breed? What breeds lay larger eggs? Thanks in advance.