I could use some help. My flock (Cream Brabanters & SLW's) came down with a bad case of worms (I think). All of my hens have quit laying. I haven't seen an egg in months. It's my own fault- You see, my Dad became very ill and we've been at the hospital and visiting doctors a lot (he's doing great, now). I didn't notice my birds weren't acting right- lethargic & very quiet. One night, I was in the mood for a chicken dinner. I discovered I had a problem as I plucked. The bird was nothing but skin and bones.
I have now treated them all with Wazine 17 as per the directions and am now on day 3 of treating them with Strike lll. I must say, they all look better. The young roos are crowing and all of the birds are looking great and as active as they should be. I can see that they are putting on weight. My question is whether the hens will begin laying again. I'd hate to wait until spring to start a new flock...
Do any of you have some encouragement for me? I have searched and searched for an answer to no avail.