Hi everyone, ok so I will start at the last dramatic change to the flock. We had... oh idk, a dozen or so laying hens and all was lovely. We got enough eggs for our family. Then the dogs killed off all but 5 hens. They were scared and traumatized and stopped laying for a month or two. Then I took in 2 red sex link and 2 bantem hens from a friend's daughter who was going off to school and needed a good home for them. I added them to the flock, everyone got along and the laying of the new birds seemed to get the old ones laying, too. We had 7 large hens and 2 bantems and were getting a half dozen a day. Meanwhile I had 6 delaware pullets in the chick pen and 6 black australorp pullets and 6 black australorp cockerals in another chick pen. The roosters are all crowing and the delaware hens and the BA hens are all looking mature. BUT, for some unknown reason I am only getting 1-3 eggs a day. Record for this flock is 7. I know some pullets are laying because I see pullet eggs. They are all together now, the original birds, the delawares and the black australorps. (btw if you need a BA rooster and are in my area...) I am feeding them purena layer pellets 16% protein. Is there something I can give them to increase the eggs? I was thinking maybe the summer heat has been hard on them but I never seen a dip like this. So little eggs for so many birds. The pullets are at least 6 months old now. There may be a couple that haven't started laying yet but by the looks of them they are all big with red combs so I would think they should be laying. They never run out of water or food but I do feed them less in summer to encourage them to forage for food.