I read today on our state chicken rescue site, that laying an egg daily shortens their lives. Mine never miss a day! Now I have my hens as pets, and they produce WAY more eggs than I can eat or give away and I do not raise them for eggs at all. It mentioned if you feed them food with a lot of protein and calcium such as layer feed, they lay as much as they can. Now I am sure some of you dont understand why I would want to change their diets and not care about their eggs but does anyone else feed them food other than the layer kind? Any suggestions? thoughts?