My name is Carla. I decided I would love to have a flock of 12 gurls and researched rather rigorously before reinforcing the dog kennel in the backyard of my new home. I live in Massachusetts and we get tons of snow and winters are pretty vicious at times. I have already purchased a large heated waterer but worry about them being out there with no heater. My main reason in getting them is to have all the fresh eggs but, without heat will egg production plummet?