I apologize in advance if this question has been asked and answered somewhere else already. I searched through forums and couldn't find anything. So here goes... I currently have 39 chickens of which 31 are pullets. I bought 20 of them (pullets) in mid march and 20 straight run at the beginning of April. My older pullets started laying eggs in mid July. I went on vacation and my sister house sat for me to tend the chickens. Egg laying peaked at 18 eggs a day while I was gone. Since I have come back from vacation though the egg production has dropped off to about 4 eggs or so a day. Nothing has changed for the chickens otherwise. Feed and housing have stayed the same. If anything the chickens have greater access to variety now since I have time to give them grass clippings and other left over fruits and vegetables from the table. I am at a loss as to why there would he such a big drop in production. Any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated.