I was told that these hens are around a year and a half old, 2 plymouth rocks, 1 RIR, 3 buff colored?, 1 small white, 1 small black, 2 are multi-browns (americauna?) and one young full grown rooster. We have had them since 5/12/08 and the most eggs we have gotten in a day is 6, but mostly it has been about 3 a day. Seems like they are holding out on me!! They seem settled but all (or however is actually laying) want to use 1 nest box even though 9 are availlable. Also having trouble with them kicking hay out of boxes and laying eggs on the floor that we find broken and eaten. Have tried the whole corn/red pepper recipe and golf balls in the boxes from BYC forum!! Great suggestions, but am I missing something?!Or am I being impatient?