So, I'm a new chicken keeper. I've had my gals since June. You can see my three adult gals pictured left over the summer when they were all giving me an egg a day, and being wonderful. So first question first. This is our little Bobbi, she's about 5 weeks old now and is kept outside with her momma. She is fed chicken starter and table scraps. I figured since she's outside and able to get at pebbles it's alright to feed her some other food. Here's a picture of her this cold morning enjoying some oatmeal with mom. My concern with her, is that she has a small scab on the front of her comb. Should I be worried about it? Should I traumatize her by trying to put some vaseline or ointment on it? Secondly, my other two adult girls haven't laid an egg in almost a month. I'm assuming they're molting. Is it normal for them to molt so long? Do they look healthy to you guys? I did have to worm them just after hurricane sandy. I had brought them inside and noticed wormy poop. Seems to be cleared up now...but here are their pictures. This is a shot of them enjoying their oatmeal this morning too, with their pathetic little tail feathers. My olive egger is camera shy. Goldie is always so curious, so she comes right over when I'm snapping pictures. Likely hoping for a treat. Anyway, is this a normal molt, or should I be concerned about something else? It's been roughly a month since either one of them have laid an egg.