We have 3 backyard chickens - 2 New Hampshires and 1 Silver Laced. (We started with 5 from 1 day old) but 2 have passed 1 last Fall, and the other a couple of months ago - we don't know the reason? We think the first may have been ill, and the last we were concerned since they had stopped laying as often that perhaps she was egg bound. Our 3 remaining have basically quit laying. They won't be 2 years old till September 1, 2016 - so they are only about a year and half now. We thought molting was the reason, but there are only a few small feathers here and there. No bald or patchy spots. They have a large enough coop as it has about 8 nesting boxes (although their eggs were almost always all laid in the same one); and they have a large run off the coop that is more than plenty of room for them. It is probably 10' by 10'. It has nesting perch, swings, hanging water bottle in the run. They have automatic feeder and waterer in the lower area of their coop, which they have full access to all day. We open the door from the coop to the run every morning early and leave it open for them all day till they return to the coop for the night. Their run is completely fenced, and fenced on top and buried wire at edges. We have had absolutely no problems with any predators. Initially before this started their were a few eggs pecked every now and then and eaten. They get plenty of their own nutritional food, plus plenty of scraps of vegetables that we have researched to be safe. We buy them bags of greens - lettuce, cabbage, collards, etc. They get fruit now and then as well. They even love cooked rice and cooked pasta and cooked oatmeal. They get treats of meal worms and corn/scratch now and then as well. They have stopped laying and my husband teases that they will soon be soup! But they are definitely our pets, but we are concerned, because everything I have read states molting is usually in the Fall and during shorter day light hours. We live in Florida so it's definitely not getting cooler here and we are on daylight savings time. They have plenty of shade in their run, and lots of dirt for dust baths. We let them out in the backyard to run and pick at grass, weeds, etc when we are out there with them. We have now not even seen any signs of any eggs laid or eaten - so production has come to a stop. We got 1 egg a few days ago, but that is all for the past month. Any thoughts or comments will help me. I'm going to get them some high protein cat food to supplement now and then, and try some plain yogurt and add some apple cider vinegar to their hanging bottle in the run to see if that all helps. Any other suggestions or confirmation as to what this sounds like????