Okay so since I joined yesterday I’m still trying to get used to this website so I apologize in advance if someone already recently asked the same question.
My three older girls Goldie, Stripey, and Felicia just finished molting for their first time. (It made me so sad to see them like that they were bald and looked miserable )
That with in itself caused them to stop laying.
I added two more girls to the flock (at first it was such a disaster, but they figured it out and can’t go minutes without being without one another lol)
Hei Hei and Snowball are too young too molt but they are old enough to start laying but all 5 of my girls seem to be picking at the neck feathers. I got diatomaceous earth food grade and dusted the coop and the girls the feathers are starting to grow back and they don’t have any signs of them picking but NOBODY exept for Hei Hei are laying and it’s driving me nuts. I’m not so much concerned about getting eggs, I’m freaked out about them not laying and the egg breaking inside of them or something.
Is this normal? Any andvice? Please just tell me I’m being over dramatic and a total hypochondriac.