My head hen, Bella, is a great leader. She reminds the other 3 she IS the boss, but she's not overly aggressive or mean about it at all. She's the first to alert when she hears or sees anything "not normal". Over the last few months I've noticed she's grown spurs. Not very big, but definitely noticeable. She molted about 2 months ago and her feathers are all grown in but she still has not started laying again. Just wondering if she's taking her time getting back to laying or if this whole "growing spurs" thing is interfering with her egg laying. She (and my other hens) are about 18 months old. She's a cuckoo marans and she'd gone broody on me 3 times this past summer. She has always been a reliable layer, laying about 5 large dark brown eggs a week. They were all dewormed 4 weeks ago. Anyone have any experience with this?