Is this your first year keeping chickens? Don't be shocked when they start to molt. Here's some insider wisdom on the molting process: http://blog.hgtvgardens.com/backyard-chickens-its-raining-feathers-when-the-chickens-molt/
Care & Feeding egg-laying chickens...I feed them, keep them clean, let them eat the green grass. What can I say? My hens lay like crazy. Chicken manure is great for fertilizing fruit trees. The benefits keep coming...and I'm a city girl who learned.