My one year old hens have gone from laying almost 2 dozen-ish eggs a day to 1 dozen if I'm lucky. The 28 hens and 2 roos have a 1 acre wooded/fenced lot to roam on with plenty of food, water and plenty of shade, but it's very hot and very humid... my main problem is that the major portion of my Buff Brahmas have all gone broody. I'm planning to add at least 2 dozen Production Reds this fall...I've never had a problem with large numbers of Production Reds going broody so hopefully that will take care of a lot of my problems....but I'm just not sure whether I should cull out most of the Brahmas or not. I'm not sure if the extra hens would be too many for the space allowed and I'm not sure if I want to feed a bunch of broody hens who aren't laying. I sell my eggs to several regular customers and have new potential customers begging for eggs that I just can't supply. This lack of egg production has gotten them very upset with my hens. They all really love the rich color and flavor of the home grown eggs...I hate having to tell people no but what can you do? I would appreciate any ideas on the subject.