Last winter I only had Buff Orpingtons until mid Winter when I inherited some White Leghorns. They all layed straight through. This year I added some Black Australorp pullets. Then in Fall I picked up some older Buff Orps So I have young pullets, 1 1/2 year hens and 2 1/2 year hens. I am averaging 1-3 eggs. Mostly the White Leghorn (not surprising), but very rarely am I seeing a brown egg. I was hoping that at least the Black Australorps would be laying. I have a light and nothing is different from last year. Is it normal for the second winter to be pretty unproductive? And has anyone else had pullets not really lay during their first Winter? Another one that stopped laying even before my hens was my female duck. It's been ohhh about 2 months and there's no secret nest this time of year. (there was this Summer) She also used to lay almost daily. I'll add...everyone is healthy. Good food, healthy snacks, oyster shell, grit, clean environment, wormed recently, etc. etc.