I’ve been trying to get the chickens to lay more. The first step was getting them back in the house, and stop them from getting out. The netting over the top has worked really well. But even at that, with something around 18 hens, we were still only getting three or four eggs a day. Some of the chickens are older, six or seven years old, and they haven’t laid since the fall molt. I think they’ll lay again in the spring, but there are also a dozen young hens. Lazy young hens, apparently! We’ve tried all sorts of things–changing up their feed, bringing them warm water in the mornings, running a light to extend their “daylight” hours. Any kind of rational and/or hoo-doo voo-doo idea we hear. They’re up to as much as seven eggs a day now. This is still pretty low considering there’s a dozen young hens in there. If you have any ideas that get your chickens to lay in the winter, lay ’em on me!