I live in Michigan. Going into last winter, I only had three hens that were about eight months old. Two of them kind of did a mini molt in December (just some neck feathers). This year I have five girls and they're all about a year and a half now. It appears two of them (the BR's) are starting to molt. I'm seeing feathers everywhere...even tail feathers. My RIR's don't seem to be starting yet but the past few days I've only been getting two eggs. So, my question is...Is this early for molting? And...these two that are dropping so many feathers seem to be dropping them from everywhere, not starting at the neck. Is this normal? I appreciate any input as I'm still pretty new to this. Thanks.