My five-month-old BR laid her first egg on July 22. She was fairly consistent - an egg about every other day. And then about a week and a half ago, she was not doing well. I still don't know what was wrong with her, but I thought I was going to lose her. After much babying and some antibiotics, she perked back up, and she is back to normal except that it has been two weeks since she laid an egg. She hasn't laid since August 11th. My other two girls are doing fine. I know that hens will stop laying if they are stressed, but how long does that normally last? Is it possible that she is now sterile? Edited to add: It's now three weeks! I'm think I'm going to give her a stern talking to. Edited to add: She is not sterile!!!!! She laid her first egg in three and a half weeks! It was a true Labor Day for Ouiser!