With the days getting longer and springtime right around the corner, I am wondering if this is giving my hens a bit of a boost. I have 6 Rhode Island Reds and one RIR rooster. All this winter it has been hit or miss on getting even one egg from the hens. Two weeks ago, had a bit of a spirt with one egg everyday for a week. Then went back to hit and miss again. Yesterday, had just one egg and it was delivered without a shell. I really did not expect a whole lot of eggs this past winter due to some of the extreme weather we have here in Northern New York (30 minutes south of Ottawa, Canada) plus, the coop is not heated. Last night we had temperatures down to -2F (-18C) with what looked like almost a full moon. I went out today at noon to collect/look for eggs and give the hens some treats and there where 6 eggs all extra large to Jumbo size!! Will be interesting as to what is out there tomorrow. This was my first winter with the chickens and have been surprised they have all made it through. Got 12 new peeps heading this way in May.... Hopefully they will all play nice in the sandbox this july/august when I introduce the new ladies to all the old gals.