Hello all. Newbie here. Have had chicks for about 10 months now....all raised from day old chicks. All hens. I live in Northern Michigan and have a small coop for 6 hens....they free range all day. This past week I took the coop into out garage where they have a 6 x 16 run. I made this move because we get a lot of snow, 200 inches plus, and it seems they would just be buried outside in the winter. Besides, I didnt want to have to go open the coop door every morning and night, especially if it was 10 degrees....so I got lazy and moved them in a garage. It's been a week and it seems that the egg laying has dropped off quite a bit. I have two Red Stars that keep laying like nothing has changed. One Buff Orpington is now laying an egg every other day. I am supposing that the shorter daylight hours are contributing to this. But, the three other hens, one Plymouth Rock and two Partiridge Rocks have not layed anything in a week. Did the move cause this change? Too stressful? Also, one of the hens seemed have a partial molt the last month or so. Just lost some feather around her neck and tail. Seems to coming back fine. Is that too early for a hen to molt, only 8-9 months old? She was the runt of the flock, but since the molt, it seems the pecking order changed and she is now moved all the way to #2. Thanks all. Have a great night.