I have about 25 hens and one rooster. My coop is very roomy- about 10' x 25'- with 15 nesting boxes. There is a small door that opens automatically in the afternoon and closes at dusk. Because of predators I have limited their free ranging time to just a few hours in the afternoon. There has been a lot of hawks around lately and an occasional coyote. Inside the coop there is plenty of fresh water, a hanging feeder for scratch, and a wall mounted dispenser for oyster shell and grit. I also feed lots of fruit and vegetable scraps, they especially love spinach. Is it normal for there to be more feed on the ground than in the feeder? They seem to just pick out what they like and leave the rest. I end up shoveling it out with the dirty shavings that cover the ground. Are we feeding them too much? The coop is fairly clean, has plenty of ventilation and the weather has been in the 70's and low 80's. Not at all hot. Lately we have only been getting 1 to 3 eggs a day and there is evidence that they may be eating some because when I pull up a couple of the nesting pads, there is some yolk underneath. Any suggestions? I have actually had to buy eggs for the last few months.