My 10 Light Brahma hens who are about 8 months old were almost all laying daily. I was getting on avg 8-9 per day. I knew I would get some backlash if I moved things around and I did. I tore their nesting boxes up and rebuilt better ones so that they could have more room to move around at night. I also adopted 9 Blue Partridge Brahmas Hens (currently 5 months old), and as the pecking order was in place, the production slowed slightly. No big deal, production went back to normal a few days after this merger took place. Eventually a week ago or so, I introduced two light Brahma roosters to get things fertilized. The girls were constantly submissive each time I would grab them, so I knew they were ready. They did their duty for a few days and since then the production is down to about 3 per day. I have recently moved the Roosters out to let the ladies relax a bit. Through the process, there was no aggressiveness and over mating going on ( I kept a close eye on things). My questions are how long should I expect before production resumes as it once was and does anyone recommend more than 4-5 days for 2 roosters to mate 10 hens in order to expect a good fertilization rate? I am more concerned with fertilized eggs at this point, than to have eggs for consumption. Thanks in advance!