When they molt, chickens lose lots of feathers, and new ones grow to replace them. The process requires lots of protein, so they normally stop laying during molting. They look pretty scruffy for a while too.
Finally last week, Molly started laying again – almost a month to the day since she stopped. It’s great to have a steady supply of fresh eggs coming in again. We celebrated with eggs on toast for breakfast on the weekend. Yum!