The older the hens are, the longer the break in egg laying is. They eventually stop laying eggs altogetherHi, I am looking for an easy plan to make some rollaway nesting boxes for my son's chickens. We believe either the chickens or the turkeys are breaking and eating the eggs. He has had the chickens for a few years now, but in the past we were getting eggs consistently and now in the past few months he hasn't been getting hardly any. The birds have always taken a break in the winter but, this started in the summer and has continued. Any help you can give me would be great.