First let me say I have been a chicken owner for about a week and a half. So I'm learning. We got 8 golden comet hens 5 or 6 months old and already laying. The first day we got 6 eggs. The next day 8 eggs. Then 4 then 3 daily with a 4th now and then. So what the heck am I doing wrong? A little info about the chickens and setup: First let me say they have a cough. They had it from day one. I got some vetRX and have been putting drops in their water and spraying a mixture of water and VetRX on them (under wings and such). It seems to have helped some but they still cough some but otherwise seem fine. I know their feed changed they were fed feed from southern states. I don't have a southern states close so I changed them to big M 16% layer feed. They were basically free range before I bought them. Now they stay in the run most of the time. We let them out some in the evenings for an hour or so. The days are getting shorter so I thought that may be the issue. So I added a 60W light to the coop and one in the run. It gets dark at about 7:30 now and I have the light turn on at 4:30AM. The coop/run is the garden coop plan from thegardencoop.com. We clean their water daily and they have food at all times with grit and oyster shells also offered in separate containers. I'm in North Carolina. I don't know if I just need to give them more time to adjust or do I need to change something?