We had a population of 12 hens, all of which were great layers. They used to be free range, but due to predators we had to close them up, and they still were laying great. Then we decided to get 4 new chickens and when we did that we also got a new larger coop - one with two sides. It doesn't have as much roost room but still, good laying. In the last couple of weeks when we were getting 8-10 eggs a day from our original 12, we are now getting 3-4. 2 of the new chickens are laying every day, they are in their own section of the coop as one of them was getting pecked badly. Any ideas on why we have this sudden switch? And will we ever be able to let the 2 chickens that are separated in with the general population, or will the one always be picked on? Thanks so much! We've only had our original 12 for a year now, and they just started laying over the winter when we put a light in the coop for cold weather (which I have since found out here in the chat room was unnecessary). Thanks again!