Hi! We have four chickens, about 22 weeks old, none have laid eggs yet. ISA Brown, Black Asian, Barred Rock, and California White. We live in Missouri, it gets dark about 5:30pm. Sun rises about 7:15am. I hear chicken need 14 hours of daylight to have a good production of eggs. It is suggested to put a light in the coop to make it lighter longer. We have about a 16 sq foot coop (inside). We put a flameless candle on a timer in there to go off about 9:30. My question is, is that adequate lighting to make them think it’s not time to go to bed and to get their production going? We thought about a solar panel with bulb inside the coop...but if the candle idea works, then that’s pretty easy. I just am not sure it will be enough to trick them. I mean, nice ambiance and everything, but we’re looking forward to eggs. Which, by the way, am I wrong to think they should be laying any day?