So I hatched some coturnix latish (in august I believe) last summer. they're housed in a pen outside. They were about 6 weeks old in Septermber hit so I didn't really get the opportunity to get any eggs, so from September until about two or three weeks ago I put Christmas lights up in their coop in an attempt to coax some eggs out of them. About two or three weeks ago I turned the lights off so I could use the electricity to keep their water from freezing. Today I went out to the coop (after not going out there for about a week) and found seven eggs, and I can't for the life of me figure out why. Also I didn't find any little eggs like I should get when a hen starts laying. I'm thrilled, but we're only getting about 10 hours of daylight. The roosters haven't been crowing or anything. Just out of no where these seven eggs pop up. So my question is why do I have eggs all the sudden and how do I keep them laying?