We 4 birds who are "of age," 3 Doms and 1 EE. 2 of the Doms have very bright and developed combs and are now 32 weeks old. At 23 weeks of age, back in mid-Oct, we got 2 eggs a day apart from 1 or 2 of our Dominiques. I suspect that one bird laid both of the eggsSome of you may remember my posts that followed for the few weeks after wondering why we got these 2 eggs and no more. To this day, we've not seen another egg! My mom just recently had a conversation with some of our family back in Tennessee and was telling them about our frustration with our chicks not laying and here's what they said. If there is more than one rooster in the coop, hens will not lay. This sounds like an old wives tale to me. I don't think I've ever seen or read anything like this before in all my chicken research. Anyone have any experience with this or heard this before? Coincidentally, we did add 7 CX birds (mostly cocks) to the coop with a divider so we could control the food intake for the separate clutches just a couple of days before that first egg. I know it can take a day or two for the egg to work through the process of development before it's layed so if there's any truth to this, it does seem to fit the timeline of events. Once we cycled 2 clutches of CX birds through the coop, we added 6 more egg birds, 2 of which are roos. What do you think? Could this be why we're still eating store-bought eggs? And I know someone is gonna want to tell me about the 14 hours of light and shorter days and blah blah blah. I keep hearing that shorter daylight hours will "slow down" production but I'm not seeing anyone say that it "stops" it. It's been 2 months since we've seen an egg. Also, I've learned that production stops for a season of molt but it also seems that they are too young for a molt and I don't see many feathers in the coop to suggest that to be the reason. Could this be our problem, two roosters in the hen house?