I read feeding them scratch regularly can slow egg production, so I decided to only give them scratch as a treat, a change from about 1/2 cup of scratch with about 1 1/2 to 2 cups of layer crumbles. This is where I got confused. They stopped laying regularly after the cessation of the scratch with their breakfast. I am finding less eggs and at stranger times of day. With the scratch in their meal my layers all laid at least one egg by noon. Now they're not laying as much, and it's not until later that I am finding eggs (2 in the afternoon was my firt one today) Was the article I read incorrect about scratch interfering with egg productivity?