I have 54 lovely hens and 7 grown guineas and 6 keets. 22 of the hens are pullets and not old enough to lay yet. They seem healthy and active but I am only getting two to six eggs a day. It has been a hot dry summer here and they have just went through a molt but is it normal for 30 hens (two hens are raising the keets) to just stop laying? I let my girls out in the evenings when I am home to let them range but most of the time they spend their days in a large running pen. I have close neighbors and their dogs run lose and I have to watch them while they range. Also I have noticed three of my girls seems to having problems. Doing the day they seem fine but at night they don't go to roost on the roosting poles but are either laying on the floor or on the nest. They also seem to have labored breathing or hurting I'm not sure. They are not coughing or wheezing but their bodies are moving in a distressful way that I know something is wrong. During the day they seem fine. My adult quineas run free and are healthy. I just wanted to know if there is something other then layers pellets and scratch feed that I feed my chickens that I should be feeding them. I will be penning them in for the winter and I don't think that chicken feed is the right food for them. The keets are not growing as fast as I think they should. Any ideas. I love my flock but I am not very knowledgable in sickness in my birds. Growing up on a farm my mother raised chickens but she never had the problems that I have had so what am I doing wrong?