I posted in another post about some chickens that I was offered for FREE. Well, I just got home from going to see them. I didn't get them all. Here's why ... I talked to the people and they said they hens haven't laid eggs for MONTHS ... ?? So what's up with that ? There was one hen who's younger ... she's only a few months old, so I said I'd take her and leave the rest. So I brought one hen home (the younger one - I hope - atleast, she's the one with the smaller comb), and told the people that I'd contact them to let them know if I want the others. I'm really confused as to why they haven't laid any eggs in months ... I can understand why the younger one isn't laying - she's not 6 months yet. But why wouldn't the others be laying ? They're approx 2 years old. In chat it was mentioned that stress can do it. So now I'm concerned about what they might be stressed from ... since the hen I DID bring home was in with the other hens that aren't laying eggs. Also - this hen's legs don't look the same as my hens ... is there a reason why ? She is a different breed ... but is there a different reason (sickly) ? Right now the hen is still in the dog crate in my car (with the windows cracked for air flow). I haven't done ANYTHING with her yet. I just want to take all precautions and know what I'm dealing with.