After a long first molt this summer for for two my my chickens when they laid no eggs, they are fully feathered again...but only have laid three eggs in the past month. They otherwise seem as healthy as ever...spry and full of life. I've read all the materials about why chickens may have long periods of no eggs and understand there are a lot of variables. I wonder if anyone has insight into two variables. 1. A lack of nutritional balanced caused by too much foraging? They have balanced nutritional feed in their caged run, but they spend most of the day foraging in our smallish semi-urban back yard. We live in the Tampa Florida so you can bet there are a lot insects, small warms, greens, and even lizards to predate. They still spend several hours per day in their run with the nutritional food, and I also leave a container of feed in the yard that they can access. But I'm wondering if I should leave them penned up more so that they forage less. 2. Cat food scraps not good? We feed our two cats high quality canned food, and they often leave a morsels in the bowl that the chickens love. The analysis is 10% protein but that includes the liquid base so I presume the morsels the chickens eat are much higher % protein content. I wouldn't think this would be an issue but others who have far more experience may have an opinion. I'm thinking of stopping the cat food scraps as the first control and see if that makes a difference. The hens will be very dsappointed! They regularly come to the kitchen door several times a day and look in to see if the cats are eating or not.