I realize that hens will stop laying during molting, and they did molt for about a month (Aug-Sept). But it's the end of Oct and this is getting ridiculous. I had 4 hens (golden stars) who all stopped laying in the end of summer (mid Aug). They were free ranging, but I had to put them in a coop--each hens has her own nesting box, with room to walk around on the floor and plenty of perches all around. The coop is about 9 ft. long, 4 ft. wide and 9 ft. tall. (it's a converted pigeon loft). They layed in their new house, but stopped a few weeks later. So last month, (first of Sept). I added two more hens (all the hens are about 2 years old), who layed for a few weeks, and then they have stopped too. Is this a conspiracy? Are they all revolting because they are permanently inside the coop and not allowed to free range anymore? How long does molting usually last and eggs come back?