As the days are getting shorter I wonder about lighting. We are enjoying our 5 eggs a day from our 7 hens. There is one or two holdouts but they are only about 30 weeks old now. As I understand it a hen may lay 1,000 eggs in a lifetime and leaving the lights on to ensure 13 or 14 hrs of light per day will help egg production as the days get shorter. The lights are on a timer and come on at 3 am then go off at 10 am which is about the time I let them out to free range. They go in on their own at about 5:30 now. So here is my question: If I let them get only the natural daylight then how many eggs can I reasonably expect per week per chicken? Thanks Jim Ps We would be happy with about 15 to 18 eggs per week.