My flock dwindled and I was down to 2 girls. I brought in 2 more girls, just at point of lay. They started 1-2 weeks after they got here. Since the new girls are here , the old girls are not laying. I had put up a light\ to get them going again, and they responded well. The light is still on until the\ days lengthen. The new girls are laying 1 egg a day. The old girls haven't given me an egg in a couple of weeks. Could the arrival of the new girls have caused them to stop? One of the new girls strutted in and took over top position of the flock, if that matters. ON another note, one of the new girls (not the dominant one) is having watery poops, and some food is coming out looking nearly the way it went in. The red Manna Pro knock off was nearly intact. Could she not understand about the grit in the grit dish? Sems impossible that it could go through without some change in appearance. She is also thin around the breast bone. She eats, but perhaps not as much as I think she is? I have wormed them, since I saw some tapeworm eggs. Thank goodness for BackyardChickens!