I have a Cuckoo Maran who was laying very well before she got an eye injury, early last month...and then went broody during her convalescence. The eye is all better, I broke her of the broodiness, and she seems to be gaining back the weight she lost. Her comb, which had gone pale and shrunken, seems to be getting some color back. And today..! Today she did the 'good girl' squat for me for the first time in perhaps 6 weeks, and actually stood there so I could pat her back. I know with pullets, this squatting can precede the appearance of first eggs by weeks sometimes. What about with mature hens who have suffered an injury and stopped laying as a result?