I was just curious if anyone has noticed a relation in egg production vs the number of hens in a pen. Last year we started raising hens to sale eggs. I have one main pen on a half an acre that holds 60 hens and 2 roosters. They have 25 nesting boxes and half the building dedicated to roost. I get maybe 15 eggs. Now I also have 3 breeder pens that contain 1 rooster and 8 hens. I'm getting at least 5 eggs a day on average from those pens. I don't understand. They are both in the same environment in regards to heat and shade amounts. The larger pen actually has better conditions because they have more grass then they can handle. My husband argues that we need more roosters in the big pen because he feels that ratio is the factor and I disagree. They both get plenty of food in the same ratios. Anybody have any thoughts or experiences to share. I'm starting to think maybe it is the smaller groups of hens regardless of the rooster that may be the issue but as of now I have a whole bunch of squatters and that will not do.