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Hello Elizabeth, I have 3
Hello Elizabeth, I have 3 Barred Rocks hens that are just over one year old. They all started laying at 6.5 months old last October with increasing regularity. As the length of day decreased, I supplemented with artificial light on a timer, and they kept laying. Then in December one pullet stopped laying. Her eggs always had a slight blood smear on the shell. She has not laid an egg since then and has gotten fat. Here it is May, she's a full-grown hen, and a nonlayer. Do you think she will ever lay again? Or, is she destined for the stewpot? Please advise, and thank you.