Hi! I have 2 Buff Orpingtons & 1 Lavender Orpington, all 1 1/2 years old. My 2 buffies have just completed their first molt, which was a soft molt. My Lavender, Squiggy, is in the middle of a hard molt, and having never gone through this before, and it being the middle of winter, we have a couple of questions. First, is it normal to start a molt in December? Second, even though our buffies appear to be through with their molting and are nice and fluffy again, their combs are still all shriveled up and pale pink. It has been 2-3 months since they started their molt. Squiggy's comb is shriveled up and pale pink as well. How long does it take before their combs redden up and they start laying again? We have added Feather Fixer to their feed. Thank you in advance for any input!