So I have 15 buff orpingtons, they had stopped laying and yes we had a drought issue here in Texas so I understood that, but then after 10 months of not laying heaven, we were getting 8-10 eggs a day last time they laid that much for us was November, they had stopped completely from then to about January mid somewhere. A rooster showed up, actually two of them from my neighbors next door and I think that had something to do with them not laying as well , it scared my group at first they would run and howl. But then they seemed to have gotten used to it, my chicks free range on an acre of property we have. So end of January or mid they started laying again, but out of 15 hen I get 1 egg maybe two a day, some days zero. What is the deal? They even started laying in my bushes and quit laying in the coop, Feb 9th they were a year old, I am so dissappointed with my group this year. Anyone else having these issues? Had these issues, is there a reason they quit laying so much? Uhg I want to start over but I am not the kind who could simply get rid of this flock, my aunt told me of a man who would buy them at 10 a piece and I am not sure what to do. They do get supplemented with laying pellets daily. Any help or advice would be nice.