Hi all, I have had chickens for several years and I am trying to have a more natural approach with raising them. My question is about using lights to get your hens to produce more eggs. I have done it in the past with a timer and good success. But I surely wonder if the hens don't need this rest. But living in the Pacific Northwest it is often dark overcast which I am sure doesn't help the need for light. Should I give the hens a month or two break, then start using a light? I have about 80 chickens and several are in molt, but I am getting only about 1 doz per day now. I would really like to see some of your opinions on this issue.