While chickens do make lovely pets, most people are lured into chicken keeping by the promise of delicious fresh eggs provided daily by their flock. When that doesn’t happen and you have to *gasp* buy eggs at the grocery store in disgrace it’s natural to start wondering what you are doing wrong!
One of the questions I get asked most often is “why aren’t my hens laying”? Are they sick? Am I not taking care of them correctly? Do they not have enough food? Too much food? While all those things can certainly cause a hen to stop laying, more times than not a lack of eggs is nothing to be concerned about. There are plenty of reason a perfectly healthy hen will stop laying eggs!