Not sure what to do. I have a group of birds that I selected for breeding this spring. They were laying so-so when I moved them into their breeding group (I was getting 2-3 eggs a day from 5 hens). They continued to lay for about 3 weeks, then right before I was able to begin collecting for hatching, they stopped collecting. Zip. Zilch. None. Nadda. We are looking at a month now with no eggs from this pen. There is no where they could hide them, either, so that's not the issue. They are in a suitable sized tractor, eating fresh grass, breeder ration, scrambled eggs on occasion and black oil sunflower seeds. There is 1 roo and 5 girls, and the roo has a puppydog personality, he doesn't harass the girls non-stop. So, I feel like giving up with these birds and getting out of this breed completely. I like their appearance, but am not in love with their personalities. They have always been flighty and standoffish. They have never been a STRONG layer. I don't expect to make millions of dollars from my chickens but when they are young healthy chickens not even laying an egg I can eat, how long do you keep feeding them for!? I have other heritage breeds that lay me an egg a day! My main reason for hanging on to them is that I have had a lot of people wanting chicks and eggs from me of this breed. I don't know if I can attribute their lack of productivity to winter, or what. They are in a run that gets a LOT of natural light, the same amount of light as our laying hens that lay an egg a day. What would you do?