I guess the best way to start this off is by informing you that I am not only new to this site, but also I am NEW to chickens. I have started taking care of chickens for some friends and I only know what I am told. Sometimes I wonder if what they are teaching me is just a myth ( old wives tale ), or is it fact. So here I am. I have searched and searched for help and I finally found this site. I am looking forward to learning as much as I can in a real short time, especially with the change in the weather. About a month ago these chickens which usually lay between 6-8 eggs a day, now barely produce at all. As soon as I can get the pictures, I will add them, though I don't know how to tell what kind they are. So I'll have to wait until I can get that info from the owners when they get back into town. I can tell you though that we have 10 chickens and 2 roosters....There used to be a lot more chickens, but some have died for some unknown reason, at least that I am aware of. Anyway, I will look forward to talking to you here in the near future.