Hey, y'all, My eight month old golden comets are looking kind of ratty. Not all over, but most of them have a few body feathers sticking out at odd angles, and several look kind of scraggly below their wings. They're not really losing tons of feathers, only a few just like they always do, but they look so scruffy - please tell me they aren't starting to molt in this weather!!! Could it be because the ground is frozen and they can't dust bathe the way they'd like? If they are starting to molt, how long would it be before they'd be dangerously bald - we've been having temps in the single digits, and this week we'll be lucky if it gets above 30 degrees daytime high. The coop is not all that warm; we had family emergencies delay our winter coop preparation, and we're making do with tarps around to block the wind. They've been doing ok, but they can't be naked in this weather. Please tell me they have better "sense" than to molt in January! Their internal clocks can't be that far off. by the way, in case it matters, we have been getting eggs all fall and winter, only for about a week we went down to two or three a day(in mid-November), then right back up to 8 - 10 a day (13 hens). Do I need to worry about them molting now?