I have 6 yearlings from last year who all lay very regularly (1 BR, 2 BO's, 2 Legghorns 7 1 Wyandotte). Even in the winter I get 4-6 eggs a day. I have 9 "little" who were hatched in Feb/March this year (mix of BO's, Legghorns, BR, RIR and sexlinks). I know for sure at least 1 leghorn and 1 other from this years group have laid some eggs. (1st one 2 weeks ago, and have 6-8 total since) However, my older girls are only laying 2-3 a day, if that. Someone suggested that they slowed down bc I integrated the little's with them. I did that about 6 weeks ago, and they didnt' have too much problem getting along,. They kind of stay in their own clique's , but some do integrate or "hang out" among the different age groups. They live in a barn, not just a coop. Its pretty big, has 3 10x10 rooms w a long hallway that joins them. I kept the pullets separate in one room for almost 2 months before letting everyone mingle. I have 3 nesting boxes and have only found 2 of the littles eggs not in a box. Lastly, they do get yard time a few hours a day (usually in the evening after I get home from work). I Have checked all around my property and haven't found any (bushes, etc). sooo, is it true that egg laying will slow down after integrating the pullets w my hens? What else should I be looking at or doing? thanks!