I am a newbie who inherited 6 birds about 2 months ago. They are from a large flock of free ranging hens that was being adopted out. They are varying ages, from 6 months to 3 yrs (??unknon) various breeds, all laying eggs except for the youngest one. I was told if I add light to ensure egg production (which I started doing about a week ago) then the birds will not molt until the spring. I have noticed feathers around the last 3 days. Are they molting anyway, should I turn the light off and let nature takes it course?? We live in a cold mountain location and it is already freezing in the early mornings but the days are warm still. They are basically free ranging in a yard 50x15, and get locked up at night in a coop. Pls forgive me for asking what I am sure is a redundant question!! Any suggestions, advice, comments, are very greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.