My 16 laying hens were hatched in April of this year and since laying have been pretty consistent. I have been getting 8 to 10 eggs a day. So I was expecting a drop in production, even though I have breeds that are supposed to lay through the Winter. They did slow down with the first cold snap, there was about 3 days where I got 6 to 7. Well we got our first snow so we turned on our lamp to heat the coop a bit, mostly for the younger pullets. The first two days of the snow I was back up to 9 to 10 each day but they did not step foot on that nasty white stuff!! Yesterday was the first day they actually got brave enough to go out and forage a bit! I got 6 eggs in the morning and 6 more that evening!!! How are your girls handling the cold?