Our hens completely stopped laying. They aren't generally winter layers so it didn't surprise me. I read a few threads on here about timed lighting in the early morning and thought I'd give it a try. Our lighting system goes on at 4am and off at 8am. I know it may work better if I slowly get it up to a couple extra hours of light 15 minutes at a time, but I simply have too much going on to mess with it right now...so here's hoping for eggs soon!