I really want my girls to take a break for a few weeks, heck all winter if they want... I just dewormed the flock yesterday and have to toss out 100+ eggs the next two weeks if they continue to lay at this rate. The laying girls are all sexlinks, I'm their 3rd home and don't know how old they are. I suspect this is their 2nd winter, even if they are each giving me an egg a day and hardly miss a beat. They're laying machines but I don't want them to wear themselves out! They get no additional light, very little layer food (mostly a recipe of turkey growth crumbles, corn and a bit of layer crumbles, big hearty warm breakfasts that I make them every morning plus lots of healthy treats) and are confined to the coop now that we're in a deep freeze. I really want them to conserve their energy keeping warm and not laying! Any suggestions??