I'm new to the "mini egg farm" thing and was blessed with 3 beautiful Red Stars about a 6 weeks ago. They are about one year old, and had been laying beautifully. The girls are essentially free-ranged in our fenced back yard and sleep securely in a makeshift coop made out of a large dog crate. Feed is Dumor laying, with grit and calcium mixed in, plus "treats" of rice and whatever peelings are available. Here's the question - everything I've read about RS's is that they lay pretty consistently year-round, but lately I've not been getting many eggs. Went from 3 eggs/day, about a week ago, started getting only 2, with one day only having 1 egg. Two days ago, my smallest RS was egg-bound, and I was able to help her pass the egg. (She had been acting funny and wouldn't eat, now she's fine and back to herself) Am I doing something wrong, to have a lower egg production, or is it truly not unusual to have less eggs in cooler weather? Do I need to change diet? Behavior is perfectly normal for them right now. Thanks for any help!