I have 2 RIRs, 1 Barred Rock, and a black cochin bantam (and a buff cochin bantam roo, though not relevant for this question) and am finding 2 eggs daily in the coop. Is it possible that my bantam is laying 2 eggs/day? I'm suspecting not, especially because one of the eggs always looks (if just a tiny bit) smaller than the other, but wanted to check with the experts. These chickens were all free range, and (i THINK) had all begun to lay, but now that i've put them in a coop and enclosed run, it seems that only 2 (or 1, as it were; i'm not experienced enough to tell) are still laying. The coop is well over 16 square feet--i understand that 4sq' per bird is supposed to be the minimum in-coop--and their run was extended yesterday to about 200 square feet. Still, they seem kind of p.o.'d that i've jailed them and separated them from their feral friends I have them on layer crumbles and they get kitchen scraps....any advice appreciated. p.s., it's in the 70's here, so cold is not a factor. p.p.s., sometimes the rooster escapes, and i've noticed the egg production will drop (to 1 egg/day) when he's not around. does the presence of the roo have any effect on egglaying?