O.k. here goes. I have a bantam rooster/hen pair that I know are over a year old. (cause I've had em that long.) And a rooster/2 hen set of buffs orp. that I got in March/april. They started laying somewhere in may/june and laid off and on somewhat thru the summer. I don't think anyone has laid an egg since august. Even my bantam who was the best out of all of these crazy chickens I have. Pardon me if I am wrong. But don't chickens lay eggs?????????? I mean, I know the answer to "which came first" is up in the air. But I was under the impression that chickens laid eggs. Please help me. Also, there are little holes popping up everywhere in the ground and I have noticed little brown dropping all over the inside of the coop. I know that it is mice. But what do I do that will not hurt my non laying chickens. Thanks to any help.