I only have 2 RIR's that just turned up out of thin air at my husbands office. We think they were someones Easter chicks and they dumped them off. So we're thinking they must be about 5-6 months old. They have been laying eggs for about a month. One I think got broody and I took her off her nest for 2 days, and she stopped. But I think she is the one that is molting. I'm seeing some fluffy feathers around and it looks like she is loosing feathers at the base of her neck, it's thinner than the other hen. The other hen I think is the one that's still laying, at least from what I've read that's what makes sense. Do you all think that she is hiding her eggs from me since I took her off her nest, or could it be that she isn't laying because of the molting? I really want to right by the girls they have become very special to all of us, as they appeared the same day as our old horse died. They are fun and fascinating and they have done a wonderful job warming an empty heart.