Four weeks after she stopped laying for NO apparent reason, my 7 month old BO is showing visible signs of molting. Yep, on Friday, I finally saw new feathers growing poking up through existing feathers on her neck. I had been seeing an increase in dropped feathers in the coop but when I checked her, I didn't see any bare patches or new feather growth. She now has new feather growth. I had believed she stopped laying because of stress from a neighbors dog getting in the backyard and a possible illness. It could have been a combination of things but at least now, I know she's molting. I feel SOOOO much better. I've heard molting can last a while. Is the new feather growth the end stage of molting? I assume they stagger their feather loss and regrowth so I'm going to estimate another month and then will expect to see eggs again. Sound reasonable?