I have a 6 yr old RIR non-layer. We call her "The Colonel" because she is in charge! In April we got three americauna chicks. Mother nature in MD has been hormonal this year (more than normal) so we had a cold snap early October along with warm snaps in Dec. In late October we introduced 5 Blue laced Wyn mixes. All the birds are happy and healthy, getting LOTS of healthy stuff from us on a regular basis as well as their layer crumbles, corn and seeds.
I figured we would probably start getting eggs around October. Maybe introducing the new wynnies caused enough havoc to not lay. Just before Christmas we miraculously had TWO green eggs in the nesting boxes!! We were so excited....and then....NOTHING!! We were told we could add lighting but that they really shouldnt need it(we dont have electric that far from home), we have added cayenne pepper to their crumbles this week.
We now have NINE chickens (8 under 1 year) that arent laying. Never had this happen before.
Any other suggestions??? Anyone else ever have this happen??