I am new to chickens and their laying habits. Our little flock started laying in August. I have six hens, and up until two weeks ago I was getting 4-6 eggs a day. Now, I get 2, 1 or 0 a day. It's funny. I have four who lay various shades of brown, one who lays a pinkish/purplish egg, and one who lays a green. The brown egg layers have totally stopped laying. I still get the pinkish and the green egg almost every day. I've heard it may be the cold weather, but it's not that cold where I live. It could also be that they're molting, but why only the brown egg layers? Breeds? Here's what I THINK I have: 1 Rhode Island Red 2 Gold Sex (isn't that a mix of some kind?) 1 labeled as a New Hampshire (but she's brown and speckled and I don't think she was labeled right) 2 black - The black chicks were placed in the same section called Americauna and Astrolorp. They are both colored the same, but one has a funny rump, but with a tail pointing down. The other is just shaped like a common hen. My husband is sure the speckled "New Hampshire" is laying the green egg. I haven't a clue who lays the pink one. If I ever find out for sure what I have, when it comes time to replace hens, I'll replace them with the pink/green layers. Any questions/comments? I guess I just wanted to tell my egg story. Thanks.