I have 21 chickens in my flock as of right now. (three older ones that I know are no longer laying) so I have 19 that SHOULD be laying, but I am getting about six eggs a day. I have breeds that are supposed to be good layers. What is a good way to bring up my egg production? I have also read on here, that putting Cayenne pepper, paprika, or red chili powder in their food or water should help with producing more eggs; but how much do I use, and will it affect the taste of the eggs? I added five chicks to the flock this spring, (One being a rooster I really didn't want) they are now laying, and have been in the coop with my older girls for a good few months. Would the rooster have anything to do with the lack of laying? I do know I am getting a few pecked eggs each week, but I am unsure of who is doing it and how to stop it? Any suggestions on how to bring up the egg production? Thank you in advance!