Yippee! I went out to clean the chicken coop and found an egg! My first egg of the season. Hadn't had one since early November. My coop has no heat, and it's been very cold here, with sub zero temperatures. The last 2 days it has been above freezing for the first time in ages. I didn't think we'd see eggs until March. Two years ago that was the date I got my first eggs of the season from my Barred Rock girls. Last year I did get eggs from the new hens around February 1, but it was a freakishly warm winter, and I thought that was the reason. But, I guess the days are getting longer, since we are a month plus into winter, so there is more light. My girl who laid is half white leghorn and half, I suspect, Rhode Island Red. Do those breeds tend to lay earlier in the season than others?