I have 3 Rhode island reds who are about 21 weeks now and 3 Golden comets who are about 19 weeks. I have 2 nesting boxes each with 2 fake eggs in them one is painted black on the inside the other is not. they lay in both. I only get 1 egg a day (on very very rare occasion I get 2). I found an egg that was little and speckled and different than the other so I figured it was a golden and we should be getting at least 2 everyday (if the 4 are laying every other day) but I continued to only get one. and they are small (medium maybe) my dads friend says he has 6 speckled Sussex chickens and is getting at least 3 everyday even 6 on occasion and they are "extra large eggs" (he could be stretching the truth?) and they are about the same age. I feed them Purina layena pellets, and they get little bowl of oyster shells and grit. they get fresh water about every other day (sometimes every 3) I try to let out in the yard at least twice a week to free range for a couple hours and I feed them fruit, meat worms, and some table scraps for treats. am I doing something wrong? I thought these breeds were suppose to be good egg layers? im going to get 3-6 in the spring? is there a better breed I should get? also I heard painting the inside of coop yellow helps? is this true? ill do anything!! thanks so much!