I have 6 pullets (4 have been laying about 6 weeks). Egg production is quickly falling and I assume it is the short days. I have heard you should not change the lighting to quickly or drastically because that could also effect the eggs. My coop has electricity and I have a 60W bulb in there now. I have not been turning it on at all since I used it to train them to put themselves to bed at night. I am thinking about setting a timer to come on at 5:30 or 6am every morning for the extra added light. Since it is still dark at that time, will the sudden blast of light be bad for them? How bright does the extra light really need to be? Should I change to a 25 or 40W? Also need to start thinking about some added heat pretty soon since my coop is not insulated. Even though we are in Tx, is can get into the teens at night. Need some expert advise on how to integrate the lighting change without stressing them and how to integrate the heat light from the regular light when it gets cold. I only have 1 light socket in there so I will have to physically change the white out for a red when it gets cold. I dont want to use one of those hanging lights for fire hazzard reasons. Any help would be greatly appreciated!