My EE, who is nearly 17 months old, has begun her first major molt. At least, I'm assuming this is what it's going to be. She has had a couple of other molts previously - one that ran from mid-November to late December when she was 8 months old. She then resumed laying for 6 weeks, then molted a little more for 3 weeks before laying normally, until now. She laid her last egg on August 3rd and now there are feathers everywhere! She never had bald patches with the other molts, simply thinned everywhere. What is your experience with the first major molt? How long did it last and how long did it take for your hen to resume laying? My other two girls (RIRs) are the same age and I'm wondering how long it's going to take for them to follow suit. And, when it does, I'm going to be begging other So. Cal folks to sell me some eggs!