As fall took over from summer I was cavalier about egg production. My birds were all laying so consistently I had more eggs than I knew what to do with, so I didn't bother setting up winter lighting for them. Now production is very low, and I'm worrying I won't have any eggs to keep me fat and content till spring. I have 3 small flocks of chickens: 22 month old marrans that just stopped laying last week, 14 month old ameraucanas that haven't laid for months, and a mixed flock of 8 month old pullets that are just now slowing down. Out of 11 pullets, I'll get 2 eggs one day, 5 the next, then back to 2 eggs.... With only about 9 hours of daylight, I'm not surprised, but I'm wondering if I needed to have started the lighting back when egg production first started falling. Is it too late for lighting to help? Are the pullets the only ones that I should bother with, or would the marrans benefit too, since they just stopped laying? Are the ameraucanas lost causes till spring? Should I jump in and make sure they have 18 hours of light immediately, or work them up to that gradually, over a week or two? Thanks for the help.