I don't claim to be an expert at small-scale egg production, but I am doing some research on the subject with plans to increase our own production with the intent of selling more eggs to others. I would like to discuss here the methods you've used increased the production of your hens either through management practices or breeding methods. My idea is that by focusing on small scale production the exchange of information will be greater given that we are most likely not in competition with each other selling our product. I hope that this first post will be continually updated with more information that I can refer back to as well as others. (if there is already a thread like this then mods please delete) Small scale egg production from Penn State Extension http://extension.psu.edu/business/a...-scale-egg-production-organic-and-non-organic Breeding chickens for Egg production http://www.albc-usa.org/documents/ALBCchicken_assessment-2.pdf Book?: Egg Marketing from the UN http://www.fao.org/docrep/005/Y4628E/y4628e01.htm#TopOfPage Small-Scale Pastured Poultry Grazing System for Egg Production University of Hawaii http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/oc/freepubs/pdf/LM-20.pdf Book: Profitable Poultry Production; has chapters on egg production http://journeytoforever.org/farm_library/ppp/pppToC.html Here are some threads here at BYC that have to do with production qualities: Breeding for production eggs and/or meat https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/845018/breeding-for-production-eggs-and-or-meat Sustainable Meat/standard bred dual purpose bird thread https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1076131/sustainable-meat-standard-bred-dual-purpose-bird-thread I will add more information as I find more.