Hi everyone, We've had our first batch of chickens about nine months now. We have five hens and all last summer we almost always got five eggs per day. For about the last month or two, however, we've only been getting one egg per day and I think it is coming from the same chicken. We live in Southern California where our coldest nights are still in the 40's. A couple of the chickens have lost some feathers which our supply store says is probably molting. A couple of the chickens have also been picked on--one has a bald butt and another has a bald spot on her back right above her tail feathers. That happened right after they started laying eggs last year so its not new. I've dusted the chickens with a poultry dust for mites and I completely cleaned out their coop. I also sprinkled some of the dust around the coop before I put new shavings in. The coop is 4x8 with lots of ventilation and their pen is 8x16 so I think they have plenty of space. We feed them a commercial chicken food for layers and the occasional fruit or vegetable from our garden. The chickens all seem to be eating and pooping and they all seem active and otherwise healthy. Anyone have any suggestions? What about diatamaceous earth and apple cider vinegar? Thanks, Doug We have one buff orpington with a bald butt, one rhode island red with the bald back, one Delaware, and two Easter eggers which sadly lay white eggs. I think the buff orpington is the one still laying. All the chickens are standard. Since it doesn't get very cold, we do not have a light or heat inside the coop.