I have 2 Barred Rock Hens. They are spoiled healthy girls. These are the only hens I have in this pen. They both have been laying well all summer ....even on these very hot days. They have a shady large pen on the ground. I have been getting an egg each almost daily. The last 3 days ... no eggs from either hen. We are short on eggs to eat ... so we have been watching their nest closely for them to lay. We checked the nest this morning at 10 am ... no eggs. Both hens lay in the same nest. I went to feed them at 6pm and check the nest. There was 4 eggs ! Remember .. I only have 2 hens in this pen. This is strange .... both stopped laying for three days ... and both evidently laid 2 eggs each today. This is all that could have happened because I have been checking their nesting box diligently. Could it be the movements of our planets have had something to do with this today? ..... I read some astrology at the beginning of August and it said the planets were going to be in positions this month we have not seen before ... as a result ... it was going to be a difficult month for many (and we have certainly found that to be true here for us and other families we know). I wonder if the way the universe is changing this month could have something to do with my hens laying two eggs today. Has anyone else noted their chickens doing this recently or today. And even more strange .. it happened to two different hen in the same coop . .... because I know one hen did not lay 3 and one lay 1 egg ... P.S. ... regarding the planet thing ... did you know we will see two moons on Friday night ? We are planning a cook out at a friend's home ... we plan to sit outdoors for the evening and watch this event.