Hey All I am very new to raising chickens. I have 3 wonderful gals that are producing eggs everyday day. They are getting between 14 to 16 hours of light via sunlight and artificial lighting. My questions are; 1. When should/will my hens start their first molt? In other words, if I keep the lights on them thorough out the fall and winter will they molt on their own in the spring? 2. If I shut down the artificial lighting will it throw them into a molt? 3. If decreasing their exposure to light, will they automatically start a molt, and if so is it to close to winter to start a molt? I have other questions, but I want to hear from all of you on the above questions because some of my other questions may be answered or I might have different questions based on your answers. Thanks for all the wonderful information I have been gleaning from this forum?