Okay, this August I got four brown Leghorn hens that were supposedly one year old, from the spring of 2007. They took about three weeks and then we started getting 1-2 eggs a day, about five days a week. Around the middle of October, they stopped completely. Not one egg since then. We feed them 16% layer feed, oyster shell calcium, black oil sunflower seeds, and occasional leftovers. They have a pen and small coop. They are locked in the coop at night and in the pen during the day. They "free range" about 1-2 days a week, depending on our schedule and the weather. I have looked in all of their hiding places and no eggs. I'm not interested in putting up a light, etc., to get them to lay now. Of course, I'd rather have their eggs than store eggs, but I figure that's life. My question is: Is there ANY chance they'll start laying again in the spring? Or should I consider that I bought old hens or dud hens and they'll never lay again? Oh, and we have a rooster. He's a turken rooster that doesn't seem to understand his purpose - we've never seen him "physical" with any of the hens and he kind of does his own thing when they're out to free range. Thank you!