hurt the chicken? If I understand the mechanics of it all, egg laying is basically a reproductive cycle. does not laying eggs cause the system to "back up" or to sour...so to speak? (I am trying to G-rate my question so it's not too offensive maybe or too graphic.) What I am getting at is essentially when some womens systems aren't working in a regular manner, there can be some ...er...womens issues that need medical care. If the chickens don't lay their eggs, will it cause them problems in a similar manner?