Mama Tea brought to my attention that her hens are in the middle of the molting and barely laying eggs... As a first time chicken mama, I have absolutely no clue when this is supposed to happen... Is there a typical time of year that they molt? Should I be doing anything special? Do the hens have and particular needs during this time?
Last night, we had some crazy storms, and I am happy to report that the hen house was dry as a bone this morning. I closed the door and window late last night (in the middle of the downpour) and even before everything was closed, it was nice and dry inside. This gives me good hope that my girls will be nice and cozy this winter :)