Ok, this may seem strange and totally non-related, but you decide. I have 5 Black star and 3 Americaunas. Between the 5 BS, I have been getting 3 eggs a day for the past couple weeks. They have just started laying. Last Friday, I got 4 eggs. I was so excited. Then, Saturday, 3 eggs, Sunday 4 eggs, and Monday 4 eggs. Since Monday, I have only gotten 3 eggs. I told my husband we were back to 3 eggs a day and he said that is because he hadn't given the girls any figs for a treat recently. He said on Friday, Sunday and Monday, the day I got the 4 eggs, he had gone that prior evening and given the ladies some figs. So, last night, he went out and gave them some more figs. He went out early to check and saw 2 eggs already in the boxes and one of the girls was in the nest, so he said, "you will get your 4 eggs today, guaranteed." So, I go out a little later, and sure enough, there were 2 more eggs for a total of 4 today! So, is it really related to giving them their figs or just the fact the BS's are only 22 weeks and just getting started? Who knows, but I did give them a few more figs today, just to see if I get 4 tomorrow. Of course, that is provided that Hurricane Irene doesn't give us too much trouble so I can go out to check on the ladies. They will be closed up inside their coop waiting out the storm.