My hens stopped laying during the winter and a friend of mine who has had chickens for 20 years said that I should be feeding them corn scratch to maintain laying during the winter. He said it is a "hot" food that they need in order to maintain egg laying through the winter. His hens are the same age as mine and didn't ever stop laying this winter. I started feeding them corn scratch daily three weeks ago, and this week they started laying again. However, they could have just started up again since the days are getting longer! They are all about 2 years old, so who knows what really got them started back laying! I know there are a lot of people out there with many years of experience, so I am interested in your thoughts on corn supplementation!