I am still really stumped as to why, out of my 18 hens, I get maybe ONE egg a day. Not always from the same hen and not every day! I have had 6 of them for 4 months (these are about 26 weeks old) and the rest of them for 2.5 months and they range from 18 weeks to about 2 years. I expected it to take a while for them to get comfy in new surroundings, and also attributed it to the extreme heat...115 during day and only dropping to 98 at night. But now that it is in the 80's during the day and down in the 60's at night, what could it be!?!?!?!?! I am super picky about the food I feed them, as I have mentioned before, I don't feed my family processed food...nor do I the chickens, so no pellets for them. I feed them millet, thistle seed, and a mixture of other seeds, plus all the fresh fruits and veggies you could ever want. They also free range, and have a ton of mulch to dig through, so they do get bugs, scorpions, etc for protein. I keep it as close to the wild chicken diet as I possibly can. But do wild chickens not produce as many eggs as the domesticated hen? Have we bred the hen on processed food for so long that they are unable to produce as many eggs on the food they were intended to eat? I don't have the answers or any eggs to show for my efforts! Then I am also wondering if it's because it's getting darker earlier. They get up at 6am and in bed by about 6:30pm. Are they not getting enough light hours during a regular day? Great! When it's not boiling, it's too dark!!!! Anyway, I do love them like pets, but they are sucking the life out of me! Please help!!!