My husband and I spent the lat couple of days wiring our coop with electricity. We now have a light on a switch so I can collect eggs after dark and that's around 5 in the winter here in northern Indiana. We also put two flood lights on a timer so our chicks wake up at 5 am and go to bed at 9pm. The egg production has already increased just be doing this for the last four days. Amazing what a couple of extra hours will do. And if you have ever had to dig a trench in a run with chickens in it you know how hard it is. All the girls are right on top of where you want to dig to find all the goodies that come out of the ground. We are adding a heater tonight. We had our first frost of the season and it's only October first. But I grew up in Michigan and I remember going trick or treating in snow.