Hey ya'll! I haven't been around in like forever. Life just gets in the way sometimes. We had tragedy here before the holidays. 3 of my girls were attacked and killed by one of the neighbors dogs. One of them lost was Tessie the Headless Chicken. She never had a chance. We had let them free-range all day while we were at work and never had a problem until the neighbor had marital problems and just left his dogs to fend for themselves. Thankfully he gave the dogs over to animal control without any problems. I have moved my 5 remaining girls into the smaller "playhouse" coop for extra warmth. the 8x8 coop was just toooooooo big for just the 5 of them to keep warm this winter. (no elect no water) Finally here is my question!! The girls were laying fine for the first few days in the new coop but now have stopped laying all together. I got my first eggs in Sept. They had layed 6-8 eggs for the 8 of them every day since then. (3-5 a day after the loss) Have they stopped laying because of 1. the move to the new coop, 2. the change in seasons (less daytime light) or 3. both? If it's light, should I install some kind of lighting or just let nature take it's course and let them rest for now and resume in the spring? If it's the move to the new coop, what do I do? The other coop is just way to big for the 5 of them. They all fit snug in the "playhouse" coop. We let them run on the weekends when we are home to keep an eye on them. HELP!!!