So, my chickens are 28 weeks. They are dual purpose birds, for the most part. I got my first 3 eggs this week. I got birds that should do well in winter, and hoped that meant that I wouldn't need to add light. This year is our first year w/ chickens and the M.O.T.H. wanted to see how we did before I built the big garden shed coop w/electricity et al (he is thrilled, I have the green light to get the shed in February/March!). I hate extension chords and have been fighting the idea of a light for a long time. I moved the coop up to just below my kitchen window. The back door is about 3 feet from the coop, and there is a light just a little further away. The other night M.O.T.H. heard coyotes in the back field and went out to hear how close they were (close). He left the back light on that night. I didn't know, and it was on for 2 nights. I got the first egg the 2nd morning after the light was left on. Now I have gotten 3 eggs in two days (none this a.m., but they laid one egg after I left for work yesterday and one just before, so who knows?). I haven't turned off the light. Am I being "cute" (silly) like the M.O.T.H. says? Is the light a coincidence, or could it actually be doing the trick?