I have 5 red sex links that were laying 4 or 5 eggs per day starting the day I brought them home. Not sure how their previous owner was feeding them, but it did seem they had a feeder. I've been having my other chickens forage mainly, but feed them briefly twice per day by hand. Not much, though, as I want them to forage as much as possible. I have nine hens altogether that are laying age, but none of them are laying right now. The others that are of laying age have never laid for me, and I wonder if it's because I've been under-feeding them. They forage very aggressively all day long, but after a while it seems almost frantic. The five red sex links I got reduced their laying to 2 per day for a few days, then none at all the last 3 days. I imagine it's due to under-feeding. I'm wondering if anyone has any insight they could share with me. I just introduced a feeder this morning, and they ate a lot, then relaxed for quite a while, and ate some more, then took a communal dust bath and seemed a lot less active then usual. They did, however, spend some time foraging, but seemed a lot more agreeable and relaxed. I'm hoping the feeder will bring back the eggs from the sex-links.