I have eight hens, no roosters. Seven of them are not quite a year old. The eighth one is about five or six months old. The youngest one is not laying yet, and the other seven have really slowed down – they went from six or seven a day to three a day. I'm laid up with an injury, so I can't get to them to tell if they are losing feathers. I have someone taking care of them for me, but I'm not sure he knows what to look for. Are they too young to molt? is there something else that could be causing them to not lay? This started about three weeks ago while I was traveling. I came back, had an accident, and I've been incapacitated for a week and a half. Could they just be mad at me? Any thoughts? I thought they didn't start to mold until they were over-year-old i.e. 14 to 18 months. I know they have not been getting their regular yogurt treats since I've been out of commission . Could that be part of the problem?