I have seven hens in a pen. They're egg production has been OK. I would get 7 one day then five then six them five then seven, etc. I added my Welsummer roo to the mix and the girls went into overtime. I have been getting almost seven everyday. Yesterday my Rhode Island layed a HUGE egg, and when I gathered them there was eight. So I thought I missed one. Today there are eight again. I thought the could only produce one a day. And yes, I know he in a he. He is very "lovey" with them.