Why has my hens quit laying? I have had them for a year now and they have layed eggs just about everyday up until a month ago and now I'm lucky if I get three eggs a week. I got the hens when they were fully grown so don't quite know the age of them. I do have another hen though that has been brooding on four eggs today being the 20th day. Could this have something to do with why the other hens quit laying? Very new at having a hen brood this being my first time experiencing this. I have to say its very exciting! Can't wait to see the new chickies!