I have an Ameraucana of unknown age that seems like she has been molting since we got her (Late August). She was giving us one egg every other day or so. She really started molting a few weeks ago (sparse feathers on her neck, back) and has stopped laying all together. She has also recently started sleeping in the nesting boxes at night. It just started getting very cold the last few days. Could it be that she is just cold, or could she be ill? I have noticed her on the roost a few nights, but she seems to prefer the nesting boxes. She acts fine otherwise. I'm fine letting her sleep in the nesting box at least during her molt and these cold nights, and I don't mind cleaning out the nesting box more often, but I just wonder if there could be more going on?