Ir rather, is my management of the chicks the problem? Here's how i go: i have a movable coop and an electric net. Every week to two weeks, i move the entire netting and coop to a new area. The coop has a door and latch so the chickens hang out in there until i've moved it all, then inlet them out - about a 3-4 hour process. Then they range for a week or two and always have water and food in the feeder. They share this space with 3 sheep. There are 15 hens, all 26 weeks old. I have not yet had a single egg. Could the stress of moving be causing the lack of production? Also, in thinking ahead, i am contemating a 16x32 foot cage of hog panels to be moved once a week to fresh grass immediately adjacent (sharing one side). That would be chicks only. If the chicks get let into the fresh grass adjacent to their exisitng paddock once a week, then the coop wheeled in, would that be less stressful than what i do now? Thanks. I'm frustrated.