I purchased 3 "young adult" laying hens from a very well thought of Maran breeder. Paid top dollar too. All 3 are happy and healthy but so far only one is really giving eggs-- at a rate of about 1 every other day. The others give maybe one a week. My suspicion is that they are way past their prime. In retrospect this breeder did react badly when I asked if she uses her extra roos and old hens as food. She apparently just keeps them or MAYBE gives them to relatively inexperienced eggers like me:/. How long should I give the unproductive girls before they visit me for dinner? Is it even worth calling the person who sold these to me?