I have searched and searched, but cannot figure out exactly what to Google to learn about my curious situation, and cannot find my answer on these boards! I have 12 hens (all about 2 years old), formerly a flock of 15 which used to lay about a dozen eggs a day. The previous caretaker was not always on top of food and hydration, and coupled with some heat waves last summer, they had pretty much stopped laying all together. I took over the flock just after Labor Day. Consistent care has slowly but surely improved egg laying, though it dropped off again after daylight saving ended, and further when winter came. Still, I get 3-4 eggs a day right now. Through all of this, I never saw one lovely blue-green egg from my Ameracauna-- until this past week. Now, she's laying almost daily. The question: why would she suddenly start again after months of not laying? Food and water have been consistent, as well as time out of the coop free ranging and coop cleanliness. She never showed signs of illness or injury as best I could tell. Any thoughts?