Is molting a seasonal thing, or is it more something that happens when the hen is at the end of her egg cycle? My hens all went through a molt last fall, and now it is August and I am starting to notice some extra feathers in the coop. I am also getting a lot less eggs. Should I expect a molt every August/September or so? Also, how long is a hen's egg cycle? Is is a year, from spring to winter, or is it more like from molt to molt? Help me out-I am confused!