Using this as a point of reference: http://www.allaboutchickens.tk/ Ok. my pullets should be laying any day now. To be more accurate--Nov 15 was their 20 week mark. thier combs are not red yet, so I know that they are not ready yet. They are Standard Barred Rocks, if that makes any difference. Obtained from a hatchery as day olds. So the typical question of when will they lay-- I will not ask. I know they will lay when they lay. Which hopefully will be soon. But according to this chart, they start laying and then go through a molt? Is this accurate? Will the molt in December?January?? I was under the impression that they would only molt in warmer weather. Okay, patience for a first time chick raiser..... Are there any things that will hinder a pullet from laying? As in, I have been battling lice and mites all summer thanks to the little sparrow type birds that have been eating all of my chicken food. and lkiving in my barn. I thought I got them all a few months ago, but recently saw a mite on one pullets back. If bugs hinder the egg laying--does it have to be a bad infestation, or just a few bugs. Currently, there are just a few bugs, and dusting will occur tomorrow. Other than that, would you all say that this chart is a fairly accurate reference? Thank you so much for your patience asnd experience.