I have already read the articles about why egg laying slows down or stops. However, we didn't do anything different and our chicken stopped laying out of nowhere. She is under 6 months old and her laying was fairly sporadic at first, she began when she was supposed to, then she regulated out. About a month and a half, two months ago she stopped laying out of nowhere. Our duck also stopped laying about three weeks ago. Neither have laid a single egg between them and now. It is barely winter here and it got cold fast so it makes sense that the duck would quit, almost as though it is seasonal. But at the time, the temperatures hadn't dropped as rapidly or as low. But the chicken, what gives?