My chickens are around a year old and the last month I have noticed a massive decrease in egg laying. I thought they usually slow down when daylight gets short but now the days are longer and are laying less and less. I have 5 chickens and they lay about 1 - 2 eggs a day which just a month ago i was getting around 4 (some days 3 some 5 so I averaged it.) I thought maybe they might be laying around the garden but there are no eggs anywhere. My mom swears it because they are so busy relaxing and walking around they might be forgetting to lay. Do chickens have a season where they slow down?? Occasionally I do see a chicken in the box and just sit there and not lay an egg. Doesn't appear broody (at least doesn't have the typical characteristics from what I have read) and that isn't an everyday thing. Any suggestions? The breeds I have are buff orphington, black orphington, rhode island red, barred rock and golden sexlink..... Thanks for any input.