I have 24 hens - many of them are just turning 1 year old this month. Right now I am only getting 1 - 2 eggs a day from them! Back in March we were getting a couple dozen eggs a day. A couple of months ago, we lost 5 hens (a predator) and since then production has steady gone down... to almost nothing. Another thing I noticed was some of the chickens have lice. I treated some of them, but have yet to do all of them. I have been looking at them and haven't found anymore lice on them. Could that cause them to stop laying?? I have noticed a broken egg shell in the box, but I doubt they are eating a bunch of eggs. A snake also steals some... but even with that, we should be getting more. Could it be the heat? Thanks for your help!!