This is Arrietta in the foreground.
I rescued her from a tenant in one of our houses who kept her in a tiny makeshift hut with 40 quail. She was reasonably well fed but never saw the light of day and was covered in quail s**t.
I have no idea how old she is but I suspect she is several months old.
I have no real idea what breed she is.
We initially housed her in a hurriedly converted 6'x3' shed with an added 7'x2.5' run.
She laid one egg the day after we got her and no more. She seemed active and happy but, no more eggs.
We weren't happy with her living arrangements so moved her into a converted 8'x6' shed with a 45 square foot outside enclosure with perches, mirrors and 2 nesting areas.
We got her some company in a 17 week old Amber Hybrid, Bess, and the two got on well.
She's still happy and active, eating well and she's now lovely and clean.
We added two 18 month old, ex egg factory hens who stayed in lay.
Bess started laying at 21 weeks.
Arrietta - no eggs.
She has been losing feathers gradually and seems fine in every other way.
I'm not worried about not getting an egg from her as we are getting 3 a day but i would like to understand why she isn't laying and whether I should be worried about her.