My chickens are 12 months old and for a while were laying 3-4 from 4 chooks per day. Recently (summer time ) they have quitened down to 1 or 2 max per day. I have noticed lots of small feathers around and wonder if moulting effects laying. Apart from that, we let them out daily for an hour or 2 and give them lots of scraps to eat. Can what they eat make a difference to egg laying as they often will wait for scraps rather than pellets.???