I have 23 chickens. 9 are from last year and 15 were hatched early May this year. When the chicks were 3 weeks we put them in a run next to the older girls. At 6 weeks we let them run together during the day and separated them at night. At 8 weeks they were together full time. We fed them grower food with oyster shell on the side until the chicks were 16 weeks and now feed 16.5% protein layer feed. The integration went really well. The chicks were skiddish of the older girls and mostly kept their distance, but there was no dangerous picking, never any blood or feather picking. However, the older girls cut back on egg laying quite a bit. We went from 7-9 eggs a day to 4-5 a day. I figured it was just stress and would pass as they got used to each other. Now the "chicks" are 7 months old and everyone gets along fine, there is absolutely no fighting. They sleep together on the roost. Last month the older girls went into a molt and egg laying dropped to 0-2 eggs a day. Despite their age, the "chicks" are still not laying, except for one that has laid just a handful of eggs (and even she hasn't laid in a long time). The older girls that are molting have dull looking combs but the chicks have bright red, large combs and super fluffy butts. I honestly wouldn't be able to tell the chicks from the older girls if we didn't have them tagged (ankle bracelets)! I simply don't understand why we aren't getting more eggs! They live in a 60 sq ft coop and are allowed out into the run every day (even bad weather days) usually sunup to sundown. The run is 350 sq ft and completely enclosed. The coop is predator proof and closed and locked every night. We use deep litter and recently cleaned out the whole coop and put in fresh shavings. I have searched the run and coop and there are no hidden nests anywhere and I haven't seen any signs of predators. Even when I check for eggs several times during the day, there aren't any more than when I check just once a day. I have never seen any sign of eggs being eaten by the chickens. They appear healthy. There are no runny noses or sneezing. One chicken has 2 patches of missing feathers on her back and the area is red (not bleeding) and I have no idea why this is, but she is the only one like that and she's one of the older girls. It doesn't seem to bother her. I have looked on them and in the coop for any signs of mites and have seen nothing. We do not have any roosters. Bald patches I have been waiting, rather impatiently, for this dry spell to pass but I am starting to get concerned since it's been going on for so long and now the chicks aren't laying either! Chicken breeds: Older girls - BA, RSL and EE Chicks - BCM, EE and Welsummer I would LOVE suggestions! Thank you!