My three 6 months old Barred Rocks are like mad women. They each lay an egg a day consistently. I am totally shocked since reading up on the breed, their age, and the fact that I have no rooster I expected only 1-2/day. But I think mine are somewhat different than the majority of hens out there, mine are truly free range. They won't even eat the laying pellets I leave out. Apparently there's better stuff to eat out there. So is it the environment, or did I luck out with productive BR's or what? I'd love to hear opinions about free range and feed.