let me start by saying "hello all" and I would appreciate any suggestions that are given. I live in the "suburbs" of New Orleans (I know, I know) but hey you have to live somewhere. I "had" 3 hens, all same age about 3 years old and they were pretty much laying everyday. Very happy, roaming around the back yard eating all of the bugs, and eating ALOT of the weeds. They were a Bantam, a Dominic, and a Red Sextling (miss spelled all of them), so I was getting a GOOD bunch of eggs everyday. well living in the "burbs" has its drawbacks too. You see 2 Dogs dug under my fence, and killed and drug off the Dominic, and the Red Sextling. and the Bantam, flew over the fence into the neighbors yard, so they didn't get her. that was 3/4 months ago, and she gets in the "laying box" and sets, her face and cone also get pale but dosent ever lay any eggs. I have seen her up in the box 2/3 times in the same day, but no eggs. After the incident, she would just roam around the yard, "Whining" and I tried to spend some extera time with her, to try and Cheer her up. Someone gave us 5 chicks , and she seems to be taking to them, but I don't know what else to do for her. What can I do to "help" her to lay?? thanks in advance for any help.