So, this is year three of having hens for "the summer." We borrow them from a friend from April to November and then return them to the farm in the fall, but we've never had much luck getting eggs. Year one we had three hens and got few eggs. A couple dozen in all between June to October. Year two we had four hens (two of the original girls.) Laying was light all summer until September when we started getting one egg a day - occasionally two. Year three - now - we have five hens (two of our original girls, one from last year, and two new-to-us.) But now, we've had the girls for 11 days now and we've gotten at least two eggs EVERY day - two days we got three eggs and one day we got four. So here is my question: The all came from the same farm. Here they are all in the same coop with the same lighting, eating the same food with the same bedding, next boxes, roost bars etc. So what could account for this difference? I'd appreciate anyone's thought on the subject!