I read a lot on here that egg laying slows down in the winter because of the light, and the cold. So, what is the optimal temp, and the optimal light to get eggs. We live in Louisiana, and it is still in the 90-80 degree range, but the sun is going down much earlier. Most of my chickens are almost five months old. Will I most likely have to wait until Spring for eggs from the banties? I have some adult birds that were laying just fine before they were shipped almost a month ago, but no eggs yet. I even have quail that were supposed to start laying like 4 weeks ago, and no eggs yet!!!