I have one hybrid hen who is about 18 months old I guess - she should have gone into moult last autumn - but due to our screwed up weather she didn't. No big deal but now her eggs are suffering as a result of not having a break. She is a little egg laying machine! and continues to pump out a large or extra large every day nearly. The shells however are getting very thin indeed and 2 days this week, they have been broken easily by another hen. Basically she needs a rest...any ideas how or if I can induce moult? she is also starting to show signs of going broody and whilst that may solve the need for a break from laying, it won't do anything to help her overall health and vigour!