How do you get them to take a break. Black out, they thought oh, what's going on, down 3 eggs. They get used to it fast. NO PROBLEMO. They decide to just party anyway but on a lower level of noise in the daytime. Its like they are whispering, what's with that? Now we are up 8 eggs and not all the young ones are laying everyday yet. There is only 10 hours of daylight here. No additional light. I use a flash light to collect eggs. Buts its warm even at night. I never planned on keeping breeders longer than 6-8 months. So haven't paid attention to how you "rest" your birds. But now with the Spring Jumbo CO-OP, I figured I might need to keep them and give them a rest. I don't like this. Goes against how I want to raise them. If they don't stop laying pretty soon, I am replacing them after one more F1 hatch. I will then use the F1's for the Spring Jumbo CO-OP.