Ok I hope I can start a new thread here. My four chickens were laying 3 to 4 eggs a day. I have two RIR's and two Buff Orpington's. The two RIR's are both litter mates and two years old. They were laying mostly every day each, now nothing. The one Flopsie, got very lathargic and would just lay down inside or outside in the run. I tried giving her more calcium separately, but to no avail. I checked for stuck egg with a glove and gel, Nope! We were both very uncomfortable with that. lol She got better after a few days but still no egg. Henny Penny the other RIR was fine just stopped laying. The one Buff (Buffy-one year old) went broody and after three days in solitare she got better, but no eggs either. The other Buff (Willow-maybe one year old) gives me an egg every other day. It has been three weeks so........ question should I whack them and put them in the freezer and start over or wait a few weeks and see what happens. No signs of moulting, I did change feed pellets, no other signs of disease. I let them out during the day in the run and free range in the evening when I am with them. I have since obtained 4 pullets (Buff's ) and 6 Guinea hens, then later 6 more straight run buffs(maybe a week old- fuzz butts ). The first batch of Buffs have feathered out mostly (80%), guineas fully feathered.Anyway any ideas on the older egg layers?? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!