So we've been getting into the colder winter temps finally, about 20 degrees at night. Not too bad really, but I don't do well in the cold so it feels much colder to me, haha. I live in NY if that helps to gives you an idea on our weather. I've been using a heat lamp in my coop for my 6 ducks at night to help keep it a bit warmer, but I keep it higher up so it just lightly warms the room and prevents their water from freezer over completely. It also helps me to see because if not for the light it would be pitch black at night due to the coop not having any windows(it was given to me for free and my father refuses to help me add one). That said, I've had my two older hens laying together now, my Cayuga just started a few days ago, but my Blue Swedish has been going for a long time now. She just recently started laying two eggs a night for the past 3 nights. I was told that they're supposed to take breaks here and there and now I'm just really paranoid that she might over do it. Could the heat lamp be throwing her cycle off? I didn't expect eggs until the spring and I just worry that I'm causing it. I know they can do just fine in the winter without extra heat and I even keep it strawed down for them. I've also noticed that she's been gaining more weight lately and it bugs me because she's getting around slower and slower. I want them all to be healthy, but no matter how I adjust their food they just keep gaining. They're currently on a mix of Nutrena all flock pellets and egg layer crumbles, and I just started leaving some oyster shell out too. I have a drake so I was worried about doing just the egg layer. I've also been adding rooster booster powder to their water. Is weight gain normal in winter? Or could I be feeding too much? I don't really weigh the portions out.