So I am still new to chickens, and recently read/heard two new bits of information... 1. I read an article about molting and no eggs in the winter? This was news to me, but there are feathers everywhere, so maybe we’re at that stage? The article went on to say that having new chicks would help with eggs in winter, but so far none of this year’s chicks have started laying. My two momma hens were born last year. I have two hens born in March, two in June, two in July... and two 1 week old chicks. Will any of these lay eggs before spring? Is there any rhyme or reason to it? 2. Someone told me today about putting medications in their water... I haven’t done that, should I? I haven’t noticed any problems with my birds, but I want to be doing the right thing. Also, we live in Southern CA, and there is the Newcastle quarantine, but I’m not sure meds will help with that.