Thanks. Wish I had room to get some pullets. That is a good ideaThat's a decision you have to make - whether to feed non-productive birds.
The dearth of eggs is only temporary. They'll likely resume laying after winter solstice and do so for many years.
However, if you get chicks, they won't start laying till after when the adults start laying.
If continuous laying is important, get a few new pullets every year so you'll always have some in their first year of laying.