Originally Posted by junebuggena
The reduced production is actually quite normal for fall/winter. The egg cycle is tied to the daylight cycle. When the days get too short, egg production slows down or completely stops. The good news is that tomorrow is the shortest day of the year, and then days will start to get longer again. Egg production will begin to pick up again in January or February.
Originally Posted by Birdrain92
I thought it was today is the shortest day of the year since it's the first day of winter.
It depends where your time zone is...on the US East Coast the winter solstice (shortest day/longest night) starts at 11:48pm, on the West Coast it starts at 8:48pm. Other places in the world it happens on Tuesday.
"The solstice occurs at the same instant everywhere on Earth. In the United States, it happens at 11:48 p.m. ET Monday (or 10:48 p.m. CT, 9:48 p.m. MT and 8:48 p.m. PT).
In Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, that means the solstice actually comes on Tuesday.
The winter solstice is the precise moment the Northern Hemisphere is tilted its farthest from the sun all year, and usually occurs near the day when there is the least amount of daylight and the most darkness."