I have 3 hens,a buff orpington, a RIR and a brahma. I have had them since they were babies. They were all great layers the 1st year, even got a double yolk every other day. They are 2 years old now. My buff orpington lays daily. RIR lays a soft shelled egg every day for the last 2 weeks. The brahma has quit laying all together. I will say the brahma was broody the 1st year. There are no signs of sickness or being egg bound. I don't understand.