This is my first winter with chickens. Egg production slowly dropped from 13 + eggs in early October to about 6 per day the end of November. I expected the egg production to stay low until the days started getting noticeably longer in late Feb. WRONG.... Since the first of December egg production is gradually increasing. Today I got 13 from my 17 pullets! I know this is not a fluke because the three prior days I got 12 each day. Maybe it is because they are getting nearly no garden scraps, weeds, etc. now and so they are eating more of their layer pellets. I am not using artificial lights. A couple of weeks ago I used a red heat lamp for a few days to keep their water from freezing but it has been turned off for more than a week. Is anyone seeing their production increase?