I live in Seattle and we are already down to about 10.5 hours of daylight a day, temperatures still mild. I have two hens laying and have seen a VERY slight decline -- 4-5 eggs a week isntead of 6-7 per hen. I'm wondering if there is any hope for the other two. My Ancona laid three eggs the week of September 22.... and nothing since then! I'm wondering if I will have to wait until spring for her to start laying again. The other one is an Australorp and she hasn't started laying yet. She will be 24 weeks tomorrow. Her sister started laying at 19 weeks. I'm starting to think I might need to wait until spring for eggs from her, as well! I know I can put light in the coop to speed things along, but 1) I'm lazy and 2) I'd rather they lay longer during their lifetime than a lot of eggs now and none later.