I have five 22 week old babies (2 RIR, 2 BR, 1 EE...just lost one last night ). None of them have started laying yet. The babies have an enclosed run, but free range on afternoons and weekends. I have the coop wired for electricity and a light inside, but I am reluctant to turn it on. My parents, who raised chickens for many years, left a light on in the coop all winter long (day and night). I've read on here that leaving a light on can stress the chickens out. My parents chickens lay all year long, but are not nearly as spoiled and pet-like as mine. I just want some tasty eggs, and happy chickens! It's getting chilly here in RI, and I'm wondering if maybe I shouldn't expect eggs till spring. Any opinions?