Like many here, I imagine, I got my first chicks this spring and they are just now hitting 21 weeks. One of the four laid her first egg today! What I am wondering is, given that they are just now starting to lay, would it make sense to use artificial light to prevent them from going into molt right after the laying exercise begins? From what I have read here molt will "rejuvinate" their production but they are only just getting started and so should be in great shape anyhow. Here in NJ it is getting colder and the days are getting shorter quite quickly. Any advice appreciated. Thanks!