We have three hens who will be 2 years old in July. Started with six, two of each: RIR, Buff Orpington, and Barred Rock. We are down to one of each with only our RIR being our only producer. The other two are spending time in the nesting box. One sits on the faux egg. Today, I am going to pull the faux eggs in hopes that they start laying. Our Barred Rock, Trouble, has been moving the faux by laying on it with her upper body. Is this brooding? Molting, we haven't seen any real signs of molting. We did use a light to warm the coop over winter because... My husbands wife was afraid that her girls were cold. She would pester my husband to check the tempature in the coop.. My poor husband, I do drive him crazy with my chicken worries. I am very thankful that I may bring my neuroses to this group for answers.