I work outside the home three days a week and on those days, the chickens don't get out of their run to free range. They were in their coop/run all winter and were laying at almost 100% even through the cold cold spells of -20 below with a lamp on. Well, now that spring is here I let them out to free range on the days I am off work and they LOVE it! But - In the past week, I've noticed on days I let them out I am getting 4-6 eggs, but on days they don't get out, I'm lucky to get 2! So, I'm wondering - do chickens pout and slow down their laying?