Alright now I am starting get frustrated! I have 26 chickens, some RIR, buffs, sexlinks, Americanas, etc. 16 or so of the birds are about 2 yrs old and the rest are under 6 months and my egg production sucks. A little history, I have always had about the same number of birds (some times more) and have never had hugh numbers of eggs. I think I had 15 a day tops and that may only have happened 3 or 4 times. At the begining of this summer I was getting approx 12 to 14 eggs a day and then that dropped to about 10 eggs a day at the end of summer. Now for the past 2 days I have only recieved 6 eggs and am not sure why. Now I know weather can play a part but I live in Washington State and even when it heats up it doesn't really heat up like other states so there has not been any major changes there. None appear to be sick, there maybe one that shows signs of molting but other then that they appear to be happy and healthy. Now I did butcher 6 Roosters about 2 weeks ago and took another 2 to the auction last week. Could this be the problem? I know this can cause stress, but even two weeks later, really? The butchering was done away from and out of sight of the other chickens (if that matters). I do have a dog that has killed a few in the past (2 months ago) but it appears we have cured that problem. He still does go out there with us but the birds appear calm for the most part. My chickens are free range. There are 12 layign boxes in the coupe and 3 outside. I feed them layer crumble, veggies, fruits and other healthy table scraps. (trying to answer all questions about my birds before they are asked). Any ideas?