Just wondering when you should add supplemental light for a longer day so your chickens will lay all winter. I just had a small producer from the next town stop by yesterday to buy some eggs to resell to her customers because her chickens have slowed down on egg production. I get up at 5 am and the lights go on in the coop when I start doing chores so I haven't noticed any drop in production, but I know that the days are getting a lot shorter now. Just wondered when I should start adding light and what the optimum length of day light should be. This is the first time that we have had chickens since my parents had 500 layers back in the '50's and I was just looking at the elaborate timer that was wired into the electrical panel of their 2 story chicken house--- but I think I will just use a $6 plug in timer.