O.K., so we have 16 gals, all about 6-7 months old. They've only been laying for about a month (except the 4 white leghorns, about 2 months) Now that the days are getting a bit shorter, we went from 6-7 eggs per day down to only 1 today. What gives?! We are still getting at least 12-13 hours of daylight per day. If hens lay almost every day, shouldn't we be getting more than only 6-7? I think 7 is the most we've ever gotten. It's discouraging. I was just wondering if we should do the timer thing and have them lay all winter? I have a friend who does this. We live in the south, no real harsh winters here...usually not below the freezing point, at least not for long. What do you think is wrong with them? Why so few eggs? Thanks for any help, I am new to this.