I have 2 chickens, one Buff Orpington, and one Barred Plymouth Rock. We had lost one chicken earlier this year, and got a new on which was the BO, and integrated them, and the pecking order has been established. I was expecting that she wouldn't lay until thing settled down, but it has been a while and still nothing. We adopted them both from a friend who had too many chickens, and now my Buff Orpington, "Charlie" wont lay since we got her. I have read that they will stop in the winter, but also read that they DO NOT stop in the winter. I am not sure how old they are, but my BPR "Mrs. Nezbit" lays about every other day since it became winter, rather than daily. Also im pretty sure she isnt a rooster, and our frinds we got her form said that she layed when she was at their house. Any advise or sugestions? thanks!