Hi all, New to the forum. Just searched and found this site/info. My neighbors moved and gave me their two chickens. One Autralorpe and one RR. They layed consistently after the initial move. Average about 10-11 eggs a week. Then in September they molted and haven't layed an egg since. Everything is normal, Food, housing, water, weather (SoCal), etc. Big yard, just no eggs.... I believe the birds are 3 years old. Are they past their prime? I can't believe that considering their laying before molt, then 0. Short days maybe? Any help would be great, otherwise its fried chicken and some new chicks, hehe. Thanks is advance.