Maybe this question makes me out to be the obvious newbedo chicken owner that I in am but I can handle being laughed at so here it goes..... We have 3 Rhode Island Reds, Lovely birds. They about 6 months old and started laying a few weeks ago. We have been getting what works out to about 2 eggs a day although sometimes only 1 or as many as three. All of the sudden we are getting as many as 5 eggs per day and usually at least 4?! Question: Is this normal? Is it potentially harmful for the birds to be dropping so many darn eggs? They are mostly free range but are feed some table scraps like cooked rice, tomato ends, bread crusts and occasionally small bits of meat scraps. They also seem very fat and happy.