Two issues: I have a Buff Orpington who started laying early last spring. Late last summer (end of Aug beginning of Sep) she went into a soft molt. Never really had any bald spots but lost a lot of feathers for about a month and a half. During this time she stopped laying. The problem is that she never started again. It is pushing 5 months with no eggs. She isn't quite a year and a half old yet. Any ideas? I have two Brown Leghorns that I got as chicks the first week of May '16. They started laying at the beginning of Oct. Last week they both stopped laying. I haven't had a white egg in about a week now. Then yesterday I noticed a lot of their feathers in the run. Not sure if the feathers came from one or both. No bald spots. I never hear or witness any fighting. It seems way too early for a molt not to mention it is the wrong time of the year. I haven't noticed any signs of mites (not sure if I would in the winter anyway). Any ideas? Most days my five birds free range. On the days when they are confined the have a very large run. I feed them a grower (for the added protein since they free range so much) and they have access to oyster shell at all times. They always have water. I don't give them a lot of treats and when I do it is one hand full of shelled sunflower seeds mixed with dried meal worms and some occasional lettuce or cabbage. They do not have supplemented light in their coop or heat. Egg laying did drop off with the shorter days as one would expect. But between the Orpington and now the leghorns we are having to buy eggs. Anyone have any ideas what might be going on? Thanks.