Coming up on my first winter with the chickens, and I’m very thankful for all the winterizing advice I’ve received here. (“No heat, no heat, no heat” is my mantra). I have two buffs and a barred rock. Her sister met an unhappy fate with a hawk last month, and the loss was a hard pill to swallow. We were a little overconfident letting our girls free range in the yard, even when we left the house for a couple of hours. The flock of three now stays pretty close to the house when they free range, only venturing out farther if their human companions are outside. They will be 6 months old in a few weeks, and I’m wondering if we can still expect any eggs with the cold settling in. Is it true that if I turn a light on outside in the evening, that may encourage laying? Thanks, my new community!