Lucinda is a 16-month old Buff Orpington. Sweet little girl. She started laying at 5 months and produced an egg a day for 5 months straight. Then she started skipping a day or two a week. That was still fine with me. Eleanor, our Ameraucana, is also a good producer, so we have enough eggs. Lucinda went broody on June 11, and even with our efforts to lock her out of the coop after Eleanor laid her egg, she didn't come out of it until around July 21. Now she's apparently molting. Lots of feather loss, even her tail feathers. We live in St. Louis, and the temps have been in the 90s. This has had little to no affect on Eleanor. Lucinda is still not laying. How long after brooding does it take before they lay again, and does the molting prolong the eggless-ness? Will I ever see an egg from her again? She is acting perfectly normal otherwise.