I have 6 EE's and an orpington who are all 18 months old. I have not seen an egg from any of them since the end of Aug. Is this a normal length of time for molting? We have had feathers everywhere since then, though only my Orpington has been walking around looking like a plucked chicken. The others seem to just look a little ratty. Now that it is getting cold and dark egg laying will stay low right? Or should I worry about something else? Meanwhile my silkies who are the same age, as far as I can tell have not molted at all. No extra feathers in their little coop, nothing. I get 2 eggs 4 out of 5 days from them. Will they molt? The same with my polish.