do all chickens stop laying when they molt? B/c I have three hens who are the same age. 2 I'm pretty sure are molting b/c theyre looking kind of crappy and they have stopped laying eggs. My other one, although she looks like she's molting (she's missing a lot of tail feathers and her wings feathers are rough and not nice looking anymore) she still lays every day. So I guess my question is- is she molting too, and if not, does anyone know why if the other two are? Like I said, theyre the exact same age.