I have four hens (all I'm allowed on our small property) - Two Easter Eggers, one Speckled Sussex, and one Dominique. I purchased them last spring, and was told that they were under a year old and just started laying. Things were great in the spring and summer - at least 14 eggs per week, which is plenty for my family. Then they started molting in October, and completely stopped laying. Fine, no biggie. However, by December they were done molting and had beautiful, full feathers. Still no eggs. Someone on this board told me to give it until March before giving up hope. So I did. The last week of February I got three very small brown eggs. Then today I got one more small brown egg. So the Easter Eggers have definitely gone a good five months without a single egg, and between the two brown egg layers I've gotten four eggs in five months. I have the four hens listed on here and on Craigslist to give away, but it makes me sad. I really like these hens, and really like the eggs we got from them before they stopped laying. But we're approaching 6 months now with nearly no egg production, and it's not like we live in a cold state with long winters (I'm in Georgia). The entire reason we have hens is for the eggs. I'm looking for opinions. Do I get rid of them and start over, and if so, with what breed? Is there something I can try to get a decent egg production back and to prevent this from happening next fall and winter? They have plenty of food (Purina Layena), I mix in egg shells as they refuse to eat them when offered separately and then lay jelly eggs, they have plenty of water, they look and act healthy, have a clean coop, seem happy. Do you think the seller misrepresented the age of the hens? Did I just get bad hens? Advice?