Here goes my first post... We have a buff orpington and black star that have been laying since fall, and two barred rocks that started laying this past week. It's the height of the cold season here and we have our first few inches of snow on the ground so I wasn't expecting much from our birds since the older two had almost stopped laying this winter. We've recently found a few surprises in the coop though: 1. They've upped production drastically this week. Could the heat lamp we put in have something to do with that? 2. One of our baby barred rocks is laying a pure white egg. Is that possible from a barred rock or might she be a different breed? 3. We check daily for eggs and this evening my husband found 5 in the box. Was this probably a once in a lifetime thing or might one of our birds be prone to laying more often?