I have Cinnamon Queens that were born March 2011. They were WONDERFUL layers, but I believe their days are coming to an end because their production has decreased dramatically. There were days I would get 9 eggs out of my 6 chickens! Now, I get about 2 eggs a day (out of 5 chickens) and I live in the midwest (still wintering). I don't want to have a 6 month gap without eggs, so I was thinking of retiring these ladies. I was originally planning on getting 4 chicks and raising them and then taking my older ladies to the farm at the end of summer. I just don't want to boot my ladies for new ladies! Trying to decide if my ladies are done laying or will give me another year and if I should get a new "flock"? This last year was sporadic. Advice? Ideas?