I have 12 hens, mostly cochin hens, some silkies, and a bantam light brama. I also have a little rooster (Squirt!) that does a fine job watching out for and taking care of his harem! I have a couple hens that are really broody - ie: they would live on eggs forever, if I let them! My problem is that I am only getting one egg a day! Do my broody hens cause the other girls to stop laying? There has been a production of 6-8 eggs a day for a while, and suddenly it's 1 or 2 a day! They refuse to tell me what is happening...secrets are kept well!!! ;-) Thanks for any help in understanding my sweet kids!