Hi! I have six hens, three White Orpingtons, two Rhode Island Reds, and one Black Star. They are around 9 months old and have laid like pros all summer. But now I am really wishing that they would stop and take a rest this winter! They are supposed to right? I know it's weird because most people have such a tough time keeping them laying. It gets very, very cold every night here. So I leave a red heat lamp on over their perches so they will stay warm under it. (I know that is what people use to keep them laying but I thought maybe it was better since it is a lot dimmer...) They have never been through a night without a light which I think may be a mistake now. They live in the barn in a stall that we covered completely with heavy wire. So it is really drafty. So how can I get them to stop laying, but keep them warm and not scared? Thanks!