I was wondering, when do chickens molt? I have 10 hens who are a year old and apparently they are molting because there is feathers all over the coop, and one, as of today, has lost all of her tail feathers . It is a mess! Anyway,..I have been told that they only molt in late fall, is this true? If this is true,..what could be wrong with my girls??? I have checked them for mites and seen nothing, they look very healthy outside the feather problem. Also, they aren't laying like they were. I am only getting one to two eggs a day now, where I was getting at least seven. It really sounds like a molt to me,..but I am a new chicken owner. Can they molt here in April??? What is everyone's opinion??? Thanks!!!