My old Warren, Warrren, is back in lay. She appeared to go into permanent retirement about last July, having slowed to about 2 eggs per week (not bad for a 'production brown' and she definitely had earned her retirement.)
Today, she made a b-line for the outhouse when I opened the door and shot behind the garden tools...."Almost looks like the old beggar wants to lay" I thought. Anyway, 10 minutes later and she is out....and behind the tools 5 eggs, plus the really hot one she has just laid!
Grumpy, bossy, noisy, and pretty she ain't (wore a poultry saddle all winter to keep her warm as she is balding with age.....but back in lay at a ridiculously old age.
Only problem is this laying frenzy seems to have hit all my girls and I am getting 20-25 per day. I could have a bath in eggs!