I've seen people posting about how too many treats can hinder egg laying. We've had some storms but with my amount of hens I should be getting at least 9-12 eggs a day, not the 3-5 I've been getting. (It's Summer here, by the way). So I wonder if it's my treats... I give them (all of them) a 5L bucket of scraps from the kitchen about every day (and two loosely packed buckets on Tuesday, when my new f/v delivery comes in). It's not packed so it's variable the weight of it. It has virtually no grains in it as we don't really eat much bread or anything - so at most they get leftover quinoa, lentils, fruits, vegetables, beans, seeds etc. In addition to the organic layer mash/pellet mix we have. I have some amount of chickens between 20-30 and 7 ducks and 2 geese plus all the little 'uns running around... so a 5L bucket of scraps doesn't seem that bad??? It's usually gone within minutes. Once in awhile I buy them mealworms or chickweed and sometimes the CSA sends me a box of scraps, which just tend to usually be celery leaves. I have an open compost as well, so sometimes they get a high-flying worm out of it. Can't imagine that's effecting their laying, but possibly... is that too many treats? Edit: Sorry 5L is little over a gallon, for those non-converts.