Hello Wise Chicken People, we have three 1.5yr old girls. One Americauna who went into molt for a short while, began to lay again for a week only to stop all together. I am guessing for winter months but not really sure. The other two are Buff Orpingtons, they both became erratic in their laying about the same time as Willow and have not gotten back into a routine as before however we are getting a couple a week from Pooh. We are also getting a couple a week from Honey except that they are lacking a shell. I have offered oyster-shell in their scratch and or treats since they were little. They have laying pellets for their primary feed. They 'free-range over the yard--that they have utterly decimated this year--I have increased their calcium in scrambled eggs or yogurt with fruit/veg, Frequently I will crush either egg shells or the oyster shell very fine and stir into whatever I give them beyond their pellets. They do not get scratch daily but do generally get something, often dairy with natural calcium. I try to offer AVC in their water but it gets gunky so fast, they do get natural kefir...Oh, she does not go into the nesting box with these eggs, I will find them in the night hutch as if they just fell out of her. I've seen it twice now, once was on the "grass" in the yard while she was just doin' her thing. Any ideas? This isn't a sign of disease is it?? All three appear fine although Willow still has little tiny white spots on her comb which showed up about the time she went to molt. We thought maybe dry pox. But she appears to be feeling well, just not laying. I just don't know... thank you in advance for your time and wisdom~~ oh! this has been going on for about two months.