Hello Peoples, I am new to chickens, but not owning and caring for exotic birds and doing wildlife bird rescue. I love bird watching and learning about avian science. I have 2 grown kids and have been married for 26 years! My name is Ceci and I live in Gilbert, AZ. I am owned by two Belgian Shepherd dogs, one Amazon Parrot and six hens who live in a chicken run I made on the side of my house. There are two coops , and a shade tree. I have 1 sweet Speckled Sussex, 3 Black Australorps, 1 Mille Fleur, and one Silver Polish. The pullets were hatched in March 2012 and have survived their first summer. I allow them to free range on the lawn about 2 hours a day, and feed them lots of garden veggies that we don't use along with laying pellets, scratch, oyster shell and grit. My problem is that they are not laying very many eggs. I am lucky to get two eggs a day. I was expecting more like 5 eggs a day. They are healthy, don't seem to be molting and I don't think the weather has changed too drastically lately. Any suggestions? Thanks!!!!!