My girls were hatched in March 2010 & have been wonderful layers up until the end of the summer. It all started towards the end of July when my Buff Orpington stopped laying. We thought it was from the extreme heat but then we noticed the feather loss & assumed that she was molting. We went on vacation at the beginning of August & came back to find our Golden Comet in the same situation. Our BO was looking much better & continued to act normally but still no eggs. Then, my Brown Leghorn started with the feather loss & no eggs. We joked that we didn't know that a molt was contagious. Currently, my BO & GC appear to have regrown their feathers & don't appear to be actively molting but my Leghorn is still in the midst of it. We have not had any eggs since the beginning of August from all 3 chickens. I'm just wondering if we have something else going on here. Has anyone had any experience with such a long time without eggs? My husband is threatening to put them in a pot!