Folks, I have had chicken for years and know that they slack off laying in winter. I recently had to leave them for two weeks due to a death in the family. My sister in law was coming over to feed and water them for me. It turned out that she only came over 4 times in two weeks. Before I had to go away we were getting 2 dozen eggs a day from 35 birds (24 are this years birds and were only just starting to lay. Now I am getting 1 per day! I started feeding and watering them each day again immediately upon returning, cleaned the coop and boxes, changed the light setting to give them 16 hours worth (it had been set at 14) and put a heat lamp into the coop to keep it a few degrees warmer than outside. What else can I do? It has been two weeks since I started the routine again with no change. Thanks for any help you can give.