My Americauna is a little over a year. I've had her since she was 8 months. She's never been a good layer. I think she's had three periods where she lays for a couple of weeks and then goes broody and doesn't lay. Actually it seems this is probably a normal pattern for a hen. But not a desirable behavior for a backyard hen kept for eggs. It would be nice to just let her do her thing and raise babies but that's not an option for this suburban girl. Does anyone else have hens like this? When she is broody I try all of the things suggested to get her out of it but it seems that she just goes by her own schedule and nothing changes the behavior.