Hi there! We live in central Va roughly along latitude 37 degrees and are wondering if extra coop lighting during the winter is required to keep the eggs rolling here.. A friend of mine grew up here with 30 chickens on his farm and he says that they had eggs all winter with no problem without extra lighting. We just have 5 hens (mixed) and now I wondering if hooking up extra lighting in this area (Va) is needed? I've read that when natural day time lighting drops below 12 hours that's when hens stop laying and a 40 watt bulb inside a small coop is enough to keep the hens going all winter as long as the light timer keeps at least 14 hours of light in the coop. Anyone here find that extra lighting is not required? Esp those who live along my same latitude (Virginia)? Thanks for any answers.