non laying hens
i just butchered my first hen. I'm thining out my flock to make room for some younger chickens, so I started with the one I was pretty sure wasn't laying any more, the one I thought was too old. Well when I was cleaning her up , i found she had plenty of eggs still inside of her, so why was she not layin? She had a huge amount of fat on her body. Could this actually stop her laying? I still have about 5 more to go, but how can I know if they are non layers? I get 3 eggs at most from 6 hens a day, and that is on a good day. I'm not sure what age they are , probably 3 years old. Has any one else butchered old hens, and still found eggs inside them? Does this mean they are still laying?