Good news! Out of 20 hens, we were getting 2-3 eggs a day toward the end of summer & ready to start lopping off some heads given I don't need 20 more 'pets.' Don't get me wrong, I love having chickens, but it's expensive to feed them when we're getting nothing out of them. I live in upstate NY & this was my first fall/winter with the ladies. The molt started & they seemed to be on strike. So, after much research, I decided I needed better ROI so we added some lighting (on at 4AM-10AM then from 4-5PM). Within 1-2 weeks the production increased & today we got 8 eggs so far. I'd love to get a 'nanny' cam in the coop to see who's laying- I know there's a way to feel the birds but mine aren't that appreciative of being held (when we got them they were 6-8 mos & not accustomed to being held). Given mine are anywhere from 1-2 yrs old, how do I know, unless I 'see' them in the nesting box, which ones are done laying? And I can't eat my girls so wondering what people do with them when they cull or get rid of them? We have a lot of local Amish folks & I think farm auctions that I guess I can 'sell' them but what is the normal cycle or protocol I should follow?