I was told that the best month for hens to lay is February. My egg production so far this month has increased from 1 to 3 eggs a day to 3 to 5. My old Buff O's have even begun laying again. I am very eggcited about this as my husband always tells me why are we feeding these hens that give us no eggs. lol I have 7 young pullets who just started laying and lay every other day right now, hopefully as it warms up (if it ever does) their laying will increase to daily. I unfortunately lost a BO and a PWL this week not sure why they did not show any signs of illness but were older girls. Much to my husbands chagrin that means I have to add a few extra chickens this spring. I'm in Wisconsin and it is still very cold, I resisted the urge to add heat to the coops as I read posts from people in Alaska who do not heat their coops and their girls are just fine. But because I have leghorns with very large combs I added a bit more heat to the coops. I don't want them to get frost bitten but I did want them to grow the necessary feathers they needed to keep themselves warm in case of an outage. Right now I need to go repair a roost that must of broke during the night, I guess I feed my girls good lol. My last thought is I have Norwegian Jaerhons, they started laying about 3 weeks ago, all but 1 still have pale, small combs. Today was the first day I noticed that my Jaerhons comb was large and red, much, much larger than the other ones. It is weird how one day they are pale and then boom they look as they should. Maybe because it was so pale I didn't notice how much larger it was than the other girls. My other girls are not ill as I know that a pale comb can mean that I think they are still maturing. They are small chickens to begin with and very sweet. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a friendly, cold hardy chicken. Have a wonderful day fellow chicken lovers!