Ok. I want the truth. I got my first flock of chickens this spring that i was super excited about, thinking I had done all my homework and got the BEST winter layers. Well. They were all laying well into october, but then peetered out. Today was my second no egg day. Whats the deal? Here is my equation for the super chicken savy. 2 Barnevelders 2 Welsummers 4 wyandottes 2 speckled sussex and 1 mystery chicken. The first 8 on the list are 9.5 months old. Sussexs are 1.5 yrs. The sussex's went into moult in september and I think are almost 100% back to normal or very close. One of the Barnies is clearly going into moult, and maybe the other one. Also 1 of the welsummers i think is going into it also. So. Are all my younger of flock going into moult and I will be eggless for a couple months? Is this time frame in age normal for the first BIG moult? Oh yea! And i'm talking WITHOUT puting them on the light. Or is this just the rude reality? No eggs in winter without a light! Now if it is just because they are all the same age and going into moult how long untill I can hope for eggs? Now for the sussex's how long until they come back into it? I do think I got an egg from one of them last week, so maybe soon. Anyway. Blah blah blah. I'm just bummed.