Hello all, I have four Australorp pullets, they are ten months old. They gradually started laying in July; first one then the others slowly to lay. I know all four were laying (two almost daily and the other two one or two a week) because each seemed to have distinctly different egg (smooth shell, lighter in color, etc...). In early September they suddenly stopped laying (all of them); this lasted for about two to three weeks. Within the last week, I believe only one has begun laying again. There are no signs of illness, they all eat like food is going out of style. They are fed Purina Layen Feed (at will), black sunflower seed in the morning and now that it starting to cool off here in Florida they are getting Dumor Scratch in the evening. I am at a loss and am wondering if I got some lazy birds or if they are genetically defective. Now I am debating whether I should introduce them to my freezer and start over or be a bit more patient.