ok, so my girls are now 30 weeks and have been laying since August. It's getting below zero here at night and Im starting to think about water issues. My DH and I agreed when we got them that we'd have the chickens "taken care of" when it started to get cold, but now we've been giving our eggs away to family and they expect them. My DH likes giving the eggs away and thats great, but I still want to have them "Taken care of" and not have to think about the chickens thru the winter... I know, sounds terrible of me. But, they aren't my pets anymore. THey arent nice to me and I'm 7 months pregnant and only getting bigger. SO, now that ive vented a bit...how much longer can i expect them to lay until they take their rest? my DH says we'll keep them till they stop laying. Already, being darker earlier, the quantity of eggs is less by 1/3. any ideas?