My chicken have been being pretty horrible egg layers this year. I had 3 reliable layers in the spring time. One of them passed away. Leaving me with only 2 reliable egg layers, then in the middle of the summer one of them went broody, and right after going broody Both of the ones laying eggs molted. They molted about a month ago...and still no eggs! What's the deal? I also have 4 younger chickens, 2 that should start laying next month (ish) and 2 that are only a few months old. So...why am I not getting any eggs still from the two lazy hens? They are both only about a year old. They have shells and grit and plenty of food and fresh water. I put another nesting box in the coop thinking they didn't like the first one...and the baby chickens just sleep in it at night. Erg. Any one have any suggestions on anything that might help? Do you think some one might be eating the eggs they are laying?? Wouldn't they leave behind some kind of shell or a mess if that was the case though ?