Maybe someone can offer some help advice. We have 8 hens, all be 2 years old on March 1st. We have not had an egg since October, and even before then our production had dropped to 1 to 3 eggs a day. We are in Central Ca. in the lower elevation foothills. We had a very strange summer as it was cooler then normal for most of the summer, then we would get a blazing heat spell, then cool off to below normal. Fall was the same way. Now winter has set in, and I realize that as the days get shorter the girls lay less. But this is getting ridiculous. A week ago I hung white Christmas lights in the hen house and run with a timer to come on at 4oam to extend the light hours for them. I know this takes a few weeks for them to get adjusted again, but I don't understand the lack of eggs before the short winter days. The girls all appear healthy, are eating, and I free range them on most day's so they get fresh grass and bugs. Have tried the hot pepper flakes in the food, additional protein, Rooster Booster in their water. They even have access to the compost pile where there is a plethora of insect's, and they are eating the egg shells that are in there. So, if anyone can offer up some advise or suggestions it would be much appreciated.