Okay. I didn't think this was possible. I have three hens, all just at laying age (2 Rhode Islands; 1 Austra). One Rhode Island started laying a couple of weeks ago, an egg a day, and took her first break (as in no egg that day) on the 8-9th day! And then she started laying again after that day-long rest. Has done 3 eggs since. Is that normal; especially in winter? Funny thing is, I didn't even have her on protein layer feed when she started. I immediately switched them, though. She's a powerhouse!! OH...also...I DO NOT have a light in their coop.