We have two sets of meat birds in tractors, and three pens of Mama birds with their chicks. It seemed like production among our seven non-moms dropped each time a clutch was hatched. Now that the chickies are free ranging, we're down to two to five eggs a day. Does having all these chicks around suppress egg-laying in the hens who aren't mothers, too? The non-moms and rooster love nothing better than to steal chick starter from the pens. Could this be resulting in less laying?