This will be my first full year of having my chickens, I started last year in the beginning of February. In one pen I have: 21 Golden Comets/Golden Sex Links 2 Black Astrolorps 1 Gold Laced Wynadotte 1 OEB 2 Silkie Juveniles (a breeding pair) 1 Brahma Rooster 2 Golden Comet Juveniles (a pullet and a cockerel) So 30 chickens in one pen (25 that should be laying). They have two coops between the both of them, 18 nesting boxes, three waterers, and one feeder that is always full. There coops are medium sized and extremely large so everyone has plenty of room to sleep. Every chicken has at least 4 feet of room each (large run). In the other pen I have: 3 White Leghorns (two hens and one rooster) 3 ducks (one hen and two drakes) 2 White Brahmas So eight chickens in that pen (5 that should be laying). One coop for the chickens with the ducks sleeping under neath the coop in the straw together. The ducks have a pool, the chickens have one waterer, and one feeder. The problem is that I am only getting 6 eggs at the most every day! Everyone gets layer feed, scratch feed daily (not much), and scraps that I deem okay for them to eat. Yesterday I checked the vents of most of my girls to see if they had layer vents (where its looser), and they did! Everyone one of my girls had the vent of a healthy layer! I know everyone that should be laying has layed an egg before.. So what am I doing wrong? How can I encourage them to lay?