Is it "normal" for 8 active layers of various ages to just stop laying? I have 3 hens over a year old, 4 that are 9 months old, & 1 little hen that is 4 months old. Up until about a month ago we were getting a half dozen eggs a day. Then I noticed two of the hens started molting & the egg numbers slowly declined. Now they have went a week without an egg. I also had 2 go broody about 2 months ago, but after kicking them off the nest a number of times they are no longer sitting.. Im just stumped. I know hens stop and start laying all the time, but all at once? My husband thought maybe they were laying in the yard when out rangeing, but I have searched everywere and have yet to find an egg. Any IDeas.