I have 2 RIsland Reds that are over 3 years old and together they give me around 10 eggs a week. I have 2 little white chickens with feathers on their feet that used to lay 10 SMALL eggs a week combined but neither of them have produced since September. They molted and I am hoping they will start laying again. How long after molting has finished should I expect eggs to start? I purchased 2 four month old Araucana? chickens at the end of August and they still have not started laying. I got one egg that was brown and about the size of a doves egg around the end of September but nothing since. They are at the bottom of the pecking order. When should they start laying? They are 8 months old now and NO EGGS! My girls have a large shed that was converted into a coupe there is pleanty of room for them. I have a gravity feeder and and an automatic waterer so they alwasy have food and water. I have one big laying area for them all. Do I need to split it up so they have privacy? They are contained so there is no way I am missing the eggs. I let them out into their chicken tractor once a month but I don't have real grass only pricker weeks. Plus the Araucana chickens get picked on so much I wouldn't want to make them be in such close prox. to the mean irls all day. My parents have always had chickens but theirs normally all grew up together and I have 3 sets of sisters from different years. Could the pecking order be messing up their production? I have enough eggs to support myself but I want to know if I am doing something wrong. I gave it 4 months incase it was just because they they were all stressed out with the addition of the 2 Araucanas. I don't get it. It gets cold in Florida but not crazy cold and we have only had one freeze warning so far. Please help! They have a safe secure coupe. Pleanty of food and water. I give them the calcium with their food. I change out the hay in their nest once a month or when it gets dirty. I give them table scraps and grass and bird seeds as treats. I don't know what else to do. They don't all huddle together at night they only huddle with their sister.