This happens every fall. I have about 15 laying birds and they always have a huge drop in production right at about September first. I'm used to getting up to a dozen a day. I haven't seen an egg in 3 days! But they still want to eat, of course! I can't bare to consider, ahem, purchasing eggs. But my family is starting to get impatient. I have a timer light going like they say to do. It comes on about 3 hours before dawn and about 3 hours before dusk. Doesn't seem to help. I wonder if part of it is where I live. I'm on the gulf coast of Florida. When I lived in Maryland, I don't remember the eggs drying up so badly. Anyone else suffering though really bad molts?