So this is the first year that almost ALL of our 5 have stopped laying and we live in NorCal where it's not that cold yet, but obviously the days are getting very short. I had read that I should use a lamp for both heating and for continued egg production but the challenge is that my idiot chickens sleep on TOP of the henhouse. They started doing this about a year ago and it got easier to leave them there then to wrestle them into the house every night. Any pointers? If I put a light in the house, do you think they will be attracted to it for warmth and light and perhaps go inside (and maybe pick back up laying more frequently)? Or should I just leave them alone until Spring? It's pretty early for them to stop laying and the thought of feeding and housing 5 of them until the days start to lengthen is a little unpalatable. As much as I like them, they aren't really our "pets". Thoughts? We are currently getting 3 eggs every 4-5 days and only from our Leghorns... The PBR and the two Americaunas have stopped laying altogether.