Do chickens stop laying eggs in the winter or are mine just special chickens . I had one that thought she wanted to be broody, so I got her some fertilized eggs, she sat on them about 4 days and gave up. But about day 3 the other chicken stopped laying eggs as well. I read that a broody will not lay eggs, but when will she start again? Some one wrote "when 1 goes broody, they all go broody" does that mean stop laying eggs? I'm getting hungry, and if I cant have eggs I might as well have chicken soup!