I have 14 hens and a rooster. They turned a year old on April 9th. Their coop has lots of natural light due to two large windows. They free range from the time I get up in the morning to let them out until they go to roost at dusk. With very few exceptions I have averaged 11 eggs a day since they all started laying well. A month ago my average dropped to 9 a day. Yesterday I got FOUR eggs. Usually they are out no matter the weather. Due to severe thunderstorms this morning and because we had other things going on I didn't let them out. I finally let them out at 2:30 and I found 10 eggs in the nest. Where were these eggs yesterday and the two that have been missing for a month? The possibilities I can think of: 1. Somebody's hiding eggs outside - I've checked all their favorite stopping points on their free range route and I'll check again when it stops raining. 2. Egg eaters (hens) - I don't think they could manage to eat that many without me seeing some evidence on their beaks or in the coop and I've checked carefully. The yolks are so thick on their eggs, surely somebody would have yolk stuck to their beaks? 3. Egg eaters (egg predators) - There's an awful lot of human, cow & dog activity around the coop and chicken yard. The coop is open during the day, but sealed shut at night. I check for eggs several times a day. 4. Moult - Most of the hens went thru a mini-moult between 7 and 9 months. Nobody is looking especially ragged and there's no profusion of feathers in the coop. What am I missing???