I have three chickens, 2 about 8mos. and one that is 10 mos. . We just came through a very hot summer. We lost 4 hens due to the heat, but the older hen, had laid before the heat and the new girls, but isn't laying now. My husband is voiceing his displeasure and saying we should get rid of these and get some new ones. As you know, after having some for a few months, naming them, and babying them, getting rid of them is not the issue. Any advice, these are my first chickens and this is all new to me.