Ok, I know chickens will lay less eggs when the winter is here due to less daylight, correct? The problem is that I have 17 egg laying hens in the coop and I am only averaging 2 or 3 eggs a day. It had fallen to 8 or 9 a day when it turned winter time and I thought that was normal. This week its only been 2 or 3 a day. I have decided to add two hours of light in the coop and I've been doing that for 2 days and today will be the third day at this. Will this up the count and how long will that take to work if that is indeed the way it works. It has been colder this last week at night than previously. Would a heat lamp at night up the egg count? I have 20 pullets in the brood that are 4 weeks old yesterday. I cant wait till they lay eggs.