I know these are dumb questions but- We've been supplementing with light over the winter and the girls have kept laying, though the eggs are often frozen before we get to them. I'm thinking of just stopping with the light and letting them rest up, even if it means slowing or stopping egg laying until spring. Before I do that- can I be certain they WILL start laying again in the spring once it warms up? I don't want to let them slow down if it's like human breast milk, where it dries up and then you can't get it restarted. Are they able to just start laying again on their own? Also, if I do stop with the light and let them slow down for winter, will that prolong their laying a bit as they age? Is it like they have a finite amount of eggs they can lay, so there would be a benefit to stopping over the winter so they can lay more/better when it's warm as they get older? I just figure, we're getting 2 frozen/cracked and maybe 1 usable egg a day, so it's a waste to keep them laying if I can allow them to slow down and get the benefit of eggs for a longer period as they age. My girls all started laying last November so they are still pretty young (and adorable).