My laying-age flock consists of 2NH, 2BSL and 6RIR. The BSL and RIR are all 1yr old or less, so I expect them to be laying regularly. The NH - I bought them at the fair last September, and don't have any idea how old they are. They were fairly well filled-out when I bought them, so definitely not pullets. I get 8 eggs routinely, sometimes 9, rarely 10. Occasionally, I get an egg that looks like it took two days to make - its like two halves, glued together in the middle (it's thicker in the middle, too). I'm wondering if the NH aren't in their second, or maybe even 3rd year, of laying, and have slowed down - which would explain the sporadic-ness. Or...is it normal to get an average of 8 eggs/day, year round, from that combination of breeds of laying-age hens? If I should expect (or hope for) more, then how do I figure out who isn't laying? They all look pretty pink in the combs. Thoughts?