I am a new chicken owner and don't know what in the world i was doing before life with the girls. I so love these interesting pets!! I live in town and only have 3 hens and no rooster for obvious reasons. About the beginning of January when the girls were about 10 mos old, molting started. Had one not been aware you would have thought something had gotten a hold of them as there were feathers everywhere. But I have them in an enclosed covered run so they are well protected. My question, it is now January 27th, and they haven't layed any eggs all month since the molting started. The losing of the feathers is beginning to subside, but can someone tell me when they will begin to start laying again? I live in Texas so the weather isn't what you see in the northern states, but has been more dreary and wet than usual. I've continued to feed them the same as I did in the summer months, even picking up some worms and crickets from the local pet store from time to time since I felt sorry for them during these winter months. One of my girls is looking a little bare. Is this normal?