Hi! I believe all three of my hens who could be laying are molting! I'm pretty sure my oldest is for certain (she's close to 2 years old) but it's my younger ones that I'm curious about. They are a Marans (will be 20 weeks as of tomorrow) and a Red Star (17 weeks tomorrow). I was really hoping that they would start laying very soon...but since there are feathers all over the place and I know each one of them is losing feathers (I can recognize them each) I'm wondering if it might delay their first eggs???? Is this strange behavior? I can't find any information on pullets this age molting. Maybe I'm mistaken and it's just normal feather loss but if that's the case then I can't imagine when I put all 6 of them in together, they'll be living on a feather bed! Anyone experienced this before?