I'm brand new at this and need some advice! My 4 new laying hens and I live up in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, and it's flipping cold here at the mo! (16F and snowy) The girls are tucked up in their new house (it's an converted play-house, so they have plenty of space to play in there), they have the infra-red light on and they seem happy enough. They only moved in less than a week ago so the fact that they won't go outside or have laid no eggs yet isn't surprising me, I'm guessing that they'll take a little while to settle in ??? My real questions are; if I've left the red light on all night, and probably all of today if it doesn't get any warmer, will that affect their laying cycles/patterns? Will they sleep? And will they get enough hours of daylight... and will it hurt if I leave the windows and door closed to keep them warm, but thereby depriving them of natural light.???! Thanks for providing this site by the way, it's wonderful, and you're absolutely right, it's very addictive!