I got two girls, 1 Rhode Island Red and 1 New Hampshire Red, back mid summer that were both laying. When we got home, I expected to wait a while for them to learn their surroundings before laying but they started right up. About three months after getting settled in one of the girls, Penny the NHR, decided she wasn't going to lay anymore. Now she looks like the other girls are pulling her feathers out around her neck. What's the deal? I have one Rhode Island Red "Ruby", one New Hampshire Red "Penny", and two little game hens "Tuesday and Sweet Peep".