So, I recently got two older pullets (Barred Rocks) that I believe were from a January 09 hatch and started laying in June sometime. They were moved to their new home with me last Wednesday (9/2) and according to their previous owner, were great layers and hardly ever miss a day. Now I am fine with being patient and not getting any eggs from them right away (the little bantam I got at the same time laid her first one today after she finally got settled in). Patience is a virtue, and I am completely ok with that. But my question is, being a chicken newbie, what does a molt really look like??? It seems like they are dropping a lot of feathers. Mostly small ones, but I have managed to get a few big ones too. (I saved them, the barred rock feathers are so pretty) The hens don't look scraggly or anything, but I am wondering if their moving to a new home, mixed with their age, might mean they are molting. What do you think? I'd show you some pics of them, but there is nothing to see really. They look totally normal. I would love it if you have any pics of a chicken molting with maybe some indication of time span (as in, "2 weeks into a molt") or something. Or if you have a picture of how many feathers I should expect on the ground. Please post your pics. If they are molting, how long until they start to lay again? I live in FL, so I am not too concerned about the upcoming "winter" as you northern folks call it. LOL. Thanks.