I bought a buff orpington hen a couple of days ago, her name is Don Johnson and she's just under a year old. I wanted a laying hen around to hold me over until my chicks are big enough to make themselves useful. Don Johnson was sold because the rest of the flock she was with were picking at her comb, and before I got her she had taken to just hiding in a nest box all day every day. She was broody, but that broke immediately after I brought her home. She's in sort of rough shape, but she is walking around eating and drinking and taking treats. My question is, when will she start to lay again? Am I looking at a couple more days of waiting? A couple of weeks? Months? If she thinks she can hold out on me more than two weeks she's got another thing coming, and that thing is chef Paul Prudhomme's cajun rub.