I have 8 sweet Rhode Island Reds and they are 1 yr old. My husband finally convinced me to let them free roam and locked up at night. We started the free roaming 29 July '13. I was getting 6 to 8 eggs a day when they were fenced up and now I do good to get 3 to 4 a day. I'm in Lexington, S.C. Could it be the weather, could they be laying somewhere in my yard, or is it such a big life change that is messing them up? Someone pls. help me! I love it when they follow me around like I'm their mom. It's the 1st time that I have chickens and I'm loving it !!!!!!