So I know there are a lot of people out there that add light during the winter months and then there are those that dont. I personally am one of the ones that does add the light because in the end for me my chickens are my food. When my hens stop laying they will be butchered humanely and then used to help feed my family. So I give my birds the lighting in the winter to make sure I dont run out of eggs especially during baking season. Plus having a family of 7 and occasionally an extra person or two to feed means we go through eggs. But in the end they are not treated as factory farm birds like the birds that produce the eggs in the grocery store. So do I feel bad knowing I am giving my chickens a good life? No I do not. So I want to know everyone's reasons for either using or not using light in the winter. If you are going to comment there is no reason for nasty comments towards someone who may or may not agree with what you are saying. Everyone has their own opinions and while they may not be similar we should respect everyone's choice in the matter.