I have a hen that was hatched around spring last year. She started laying around Sept of last year and layed for 2 months. She has never started laying again. From what I can tell she has never molted either. Her feathers around her back look ragged and she is all dull. The back area couldn't be from the rooster. I just got a rooster last month and he's really young and not doing his deed yet. I feed all my chickens layer pellets plus plenty of table scraps. I just started adding BOSS to their feed. I had another hen who was the same way. She hardly laid and then she stopped laying all together, and then she never molted and she started to get white on her feather tips and her original color was dark brown. I was reading about egg drop syndrome. Could this be what is going on? Is it contagious? Also, is there any chance that the climate where I live has any thing to do with the non molting? We have very mild winters and plenty of sunshine. Thanks to anyone who can help me with this enigma.