Chickens can stop laying eggs for many reasons, so before you start to worry and take any drastic measures there are a few things to take into consideration first.
How old are your hens? Age can play a huge factor in the egg productivity of your flock. Some chickens may be too young to have developed a regular regime or they may be too old to need to continue laying. Most breeds will begin laying around the six-month mark and will lay productively for around 2-3 years before they begin to slow down. Most will not fully stop laying until around 6-7 years old.
Every breed of chicken has its own laying schedule, so do your research before you buy your chickens to find out if the one you want is a high or low producer. Check out our blog How often do chickens lay eggs? to learn more about the best laying chickens available in Australia.