Back in September I added two new girls to my six chickens. That same week, a number of them started molting, one was broody, and the sunlight decreased. Lots to hit in one week. Well, the six eggs I was getting before diminished to two - one was my new chicken (Leg Horn) as well as one of my Orpingtons for the next couple months. Since then I had gotten the red lamp hooked up for extra light, a set of new nesting boxes - needed an extra one for the number of chickens, and they do get out of their coop to free range when possible. They are mighty spoiled. Well, I've gotten all but one to lay and they're not even all laying like they where before. (Two Ameraucanas and one started laying every few days last month, then stopped again.) The one who has not laid since September is at the bottom of the pecking order. She's the second Ameraucana. Not sure why they aren't laying like the winters before. They are two years old, going on three and I've been told my coop is big enough to hold eight. For sure not taking in anymore - at the limit. But I'm not sure what I can do for the last chicken... Or why she's not laying anymore. [Was getting HUGE blue eggs from her! Couldn't shut the egg carton properly...] *An extra note: My coop does have mixed breeds, but when I've taken in rescues I've chosen breeds with close colors. PECKING ORDER OF COOP... top - bottom Ameraucana Orpington Australorp Orpington Leg Horn Barred Rock Orpington Ameraucana The two new ones are the Leg Horn and Barred Rock. PLEASE HELP ME FIND A SOLUTION. I love the bottom Ameraucana just as much as the top and I work with her since she is skittish from being picked on. I'm worried though it's from her being at the bottom - why she's unhappy and not laying. I have one more idea of what I could do - have to wait on the materials - but decided to get some feedback beforehand. THANK YOU FOR ANY FEEDBACK!!!