I have 40+ laying age hens (6mos-18mos)...and have gotten 3 eggs (or fewer) per day since October. I KNOW that the light is shorter - but shouldn't that mean LESS laying, not NO laying? I have tried keeping them in the coop all day to rule out random egg-laying places. No change. I have tried using wooden eggs to distract any potential egg eaters. There is never any sign of eggs being eaten (unless it looked like they were accidentally broken & cleaned up). I have tried leaving the light on in the coop for a few extra hours each day. Maybe I didn't do this for long enough... I *know* that chickens need a break - but, 4mos, for 40 chickens? They're getting awfully expensive, and I'm having to BUY eggs! I WAS giving them Layena (for the past 3mos or so), but recently dropped them back to a all stock feed to supplement their free-ranging, b/c I simply cannot afford to feed them at the tune of $100/month AND buy eggs for my family to eat. Am I missing something? Will things pick up now that the days are getting longer? I've considered catching each hen and keeping her in a cage w/in the coop for a few days. I'd give her a real egg (to help rule out whether she is an egg-eater) and see if she is laying AT ALL. I know this might change my pecking order, but...I'm desperate.