We started raising chickens this year. We have 2 Rhode Island reds that were born in march and for sure laying, have been for a while. We added 15 more hens and 1 rooster with hatch dates around may 25, so they are all 24 weeks. They are: 3 white leghorns 3 comets 3 barred rock 1 EE 3 buff orph's 2 French black copper maran's 1 rooster French black copper maran The rooster has been crowing for a few weeks and does the limbo with only the 2 older hens that I've seen. All hens are healthy and happy, have a chicken Mansion for a coop, 8 nesting boxes. They free range all day on 10 acres (though they stay real close to the coop and house), locked in the coop at night. They do sleep in the nesting boxes though rather than the roosts and it drives me crazy. They're fed layer feed. We did have a predator issue a couple months ago where we lost about 15 chickens to what we think were hawks. Haven't lost another in a while though. Anyway, we are getting only 2 eggs a day, all tan. Pretty sure it's just the two older hens laying. What's the deal? It's still in the 80s here in Arkansas, daylight about 10 1/2 hrs. Will we have to wait until spring for eggs?