I have an ancona and two buff minorcas and possibly some other breeds that have quit laying altogether. They initially stopped when they began to molt, but the molt seems to be over, at least I'm not seeing that many feathers laying around. Then they started to lay again then stopped again. Their combs look frosted (light and appear dry). Does the appearance of the light comb mean that they have stopped laying for good or does this happen when they mold as well. I didn't notice during the molt. I've only been getting 9-11 eggs out of 23 hens and can't afford to keep them all if they won't produce again. The birds in question are purebreed and just over a year old.