Good Day! I just wanted to say hi before I start asking a bunch of dumb questions that have been brewing in the last month or so of owning chickens.. San Diego has great weather for my 12 week old Brown Leghorns, and everything is going well so far! They seem healthy, eat all the bugs out of the garden and around the house when i let them free range in the backyard, and have become more or less socialized to the 2 chihuahuas that sometimes share the backyard! We got our (hopefully) girls from craigslist, which now I know seems a little dangerous, but the guy we got them from rescued 13 of them from some lady who was trying to keep 13 birds in a small pet carrier. When we got them, they were in bad shape from pecking at one another in the carrier, but now, six weeks later, they look great! One of the girls is smaller with grey legs, and I hope to make my next post in "what breed is this?" The other 2 girls are much bigger with the regular yellow legs. Can't wait to see what she turns in to! So: first dumb question.. again, they are only 12 weeks old, but winter is fast approaching (does not mean much in San Diego, cept more rain) and the light is getting less and less.. Should I still extend the light cycle, even though they aren't laying? or just let them go to bed when the sun goes down? I expect that they will be ready to lay around Christmas, or New Years.. Should i extend the light cycle when they start laying? or wait till next season to extend the light cycle?