My neighbors watched the chickens for me while i was gone, and they figured out one amazing trick: leaving an egg in the nest box speeds up productivity. I'm not absolutely sold that this works, but they said that, since they were only getting two eggs a day, all they did was leave in egg in two of the boxes, and the next day, they got nine eggs!!! I only have 10 hens, so that's pretty great! I'm not sure if this will work, but i'm going to test it myself and see. Keep in mind, it's freezing here, and it's like 40 degrees or below lately!!! i'll keep everyone posted and see if this 'new trick' really works.