Hello, Here in Michigan we've already begun to experience some very cold winter weather and a change in the amount of light which we have each day. To offset this change I've installed a light which works both inside the coop and outside of the coop and runs during the early morning hours. Almost three months ago I noticed a sudden drop in egg production from my eight hens. I just felt like this was the result of the drop in temperature (which had begun in early October) and the fact that the day was shorter. I didn't give it much thought and went on like normal... The other day while working outside I decided to collect the eggs from the coop. When I went to collect them I opened the door to find what looked like two smashed egg shells. After some investigation I found more specks of egg shells scattered throughout the bottom of the coop...underneath the bedding. When looking at the situation as a whole I believe my hens have begun to lay less...as a result of the weather...and are eating the eggs they do produce. On top of this, I've noticed the amount of feed/water consumed by my hens has also dropped quite drastically. Why might this be...and how can I resolve the egg issue?