I feel kinda stupid asking this. I've only had chickens for about 5 years now. How long does it take a chicken to moult and do they stop laying. I have 11 layers but only get 6 to 9 eggs a day. My two oldest hens appear to be moulting (one is bare on her belly and vent area). Also, how long will a hen lay. My oldest pair of hens (Red Stars) are 2 years old now. I know I could probably look all this up myself, or read that book thats been collecting dust for a couple years now, but.........................guess I'd rather hear it from "real" people.