So I need to safely DEcrease egg production, temporarily. My wife is due to lay her own egg in about 2 weeks and I will be not around/around minimally to collect eggs and such. We don't have anyone close by who can tend to the flock for us so my plan is to load them up on food and water and let them simmer indoors for the few days necessary, I don't want eggs to freeze and possibly be eaten though. Is it possible to negatively impact egg production through feed? Is it as simple as reducing protein and replacing it with carbs (swap out pellets for scratch)? Thing is, we're in upstate NY and its good and cold right now. Is there anyway to safely reduce egg output without starving my girls?