I have 7 silkie hens. One went broody May 1st, hatched and raised the chicks. She cut the apron strings yesterday, July 21st. From May 1st to July 21st NONE of the other silkies layed eggs. Not one egg. Yesterday, the day she stopped being "Mommy", the other silkies started laying eggs again. I have NEVER had this happen before...the entire flock stops laying because one hen hatches babies???