Okay... Need to see if I'm getting the full picture. Book says ---it takes about 6 months to raise a chick to laying age. ---starting them in the spring they can lay in the fall. --- but in the fall they molt and don't lay eggs when they molt(maybe not their first year) but they need to molt to get good warm feathers for winter ---then without supplemental lighting they don't lay eggs in the winter. So.......When do they lay eggs?