my hens have basically stopped laying. I was getting 16 eggs a day, then a dog killed 6 hens and production dropped to 9 a day. i added new chickens and production dropped again to 3-4 eggs/day. Now i assume day length is playing a part and maybe stress, and there are alot of feathers fling around, so probably molting. my question is.... How long approximately does molting take and when do hens start laying again for the new season? Is it triggered by the solstice day length increasing or is it later, in true spring?