This has probably been answered but I don't know where to find it. Can you help? My 5 hens (2 years old) each have their own nesting boxes and plenty of food and water down below on the floor. The egg production has gone drastically down to one egg every day or so since this fall. I am working on using just lay pellets instead of scratch and increasing the light time, but the few eggs are just being eating by the hens. I'm not sure if it's all of them or just one. I'm so discouraged I just want to get rid of them all and start over. Any suggestions? Also, do I HAVE to have straw or shavings in the boxes? They just push it all out onto the floor and I feel it's just a waste.