Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on CC's post. Light striking the hen's pineal gland is what stimulates her to lay. I don't know what other breeds you have, but they may be better layers in less light than Ameraucanas. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.