Ok, this may take a while. I'm very confused, so I'm not going to skimp on details that may be important. Apologies in advance I acquired a beautiful Araucana pullet last July. She laid extremely well until about October, then became broody. She remained broody for about a week: I tried isolating her, cooling her down in water, nothing worked. Then I found out she was also infested with roundworm. I treated her, and the broodiness eventually stopped, but she still (apparently) wasn't laying. A week or so later, we found her sitting on a very well hidden clutch of eggs. We removed the eggs, but the next day, she became sick and listless. There was also a small, stringy mass in her crop. We took her to the vet, who put her on a course of antibiotics, and she eventually improved, though we had to feed her through a tube for a few days (she was refusing food). The weird thing is, she hasn't laid since. It's been 3 months. Is that normal? (actually, we've found a couple of eggs during this time, they were very well-hidden. But nothing else, and we looked everywhere.) She looks and acts healthy, her abdomen is soft, and she does enter the nestbox quite often. She just doesn't lay. If the not-laying is due to broodiness, is this going to be a yearly occurrence??