For those of you who have hens that are of age to lay I was told a secret. The guy I am friends with at the pet store said that his mother in law who is Mexican had a trick to get hens to lay everyday. Dried red chili crushed up and sprinkle a little on their food. He said he didn't believe it until he tried it. He said his hens where laying everyday something twice!!! My girls are only 12 wks so I haven't tried this out just thought I would share And he said you don't have to do it everyday. He just did it for 2 days and they where go after that. Anyway try it out and let me know how it works for you. I'd be interested to hear back!