My Mottled Cochins started laying in March. They laid everyday, both of them did. Starting in May I'd get maybe one egg, then 3 weeks no egg, then 2 days with eggs and no eggs again! Any hints? They eat oystershell and Layena.
But mine are doing the same thing. I wonder if it may have something to do with the heat and the fact that I have 5 nest boxes and 4 broody hens that I have to run off the nest every hour.. They hog the boxes and squeel like velociraptors when any chicken or thing even comes close to the nest boxes..