Why aren't my hens laying? My leghorn hen layed her first egg about 6 days ago, she hasn't layed since. My other hens should be laying in the next couple of days. Why hasn't she layed again? If I have a rooster doing his job will they lay? I have a rooster (3-4 years old) that , I don't think, is doing his job. So if I had a good rooster would they have to lay?