I've had chickens for a year now and no matter what I do, it never seems like there are enough eggs. We are a family of 4 and we never have extras. I'm sure it's because they're so delicious and we eat a lot more eggs now, but still... I buy eggs on a regular basis; almost all my baking is done with store-bought eggs and we only use our home-produced eggs for eating as-is. I share some with neighbors and friends but would love to be able to share more. At peak production I've gotten an average of 3-4 eggs a day from 6 hens, although with all the intervening factors it's usually more like 2-3. Like, right now, I have 5 hens of laying age. I do have one hen - an Easter Egger, who reliably lays almost every day. But everyone else has issues - a broody Easter Egger who is not laying while she raises babies (okay, that's a good excuse), a Barred Rock and Lavender Orpington that are getting older and lay every other day at most (this is their last season before the soup pot), and one Maran who lays beautiful eggs when she feels like it. It's been hot so that's not helping them get into the mood to lay. I'm thinking about increasing my flock size to 8 chickens, since that's the max my coop can handle. Technically I'm only allowed 6 but I don't think anyone would know, and the girls have a large enclosed run outside the coop where they spend their days so there is more than enough space. Anyone else have any suggestions for getting more eggs other than just maxing the number of chickens in my flock?