We got a new hen last week from a local Minnonite. She is about 24 weeks. I was told that she had already started to lay. She was a little skittish when we first got her, but has made a total turn around and is so friendly and sweet now. We have her seperated from the others with a laying box in it, but so far no eggs. I know that stress can cause them to stop laying,but how long can it take before she starts again. I so want to have my first egg !!!!