My egg count has been down to nothing for about a week. I blamed it on the weather... hooked up a light for more "daylight". They are not molting and everything is healthy and happy. I have been getting one or two eggs when I return every day from work. Mysteriously, my daughter and I have been in the coop most of the morning winterizing the coop and have ALREADY gotten 6 eggs. We leave the door open all day and the chickens free range. I haven't seen a rat around for about three years. There is a feral cat that runs around and had even been caught sleeping in the chicken shed. (Full belly nap, maybe?) I have not seen a single snake anywhere. Coons wouldn't be out during the day nor would the skunk I see on occasion and smell from time to time. It's a stumper, but it is really starting to aggravate me!! We LOVE our eggs. I have to be careful what I put out to catch or kill a culprit because we have a tom cat, dogs, donkey and chickens of course. Oh, what to do??????