I have looked all over and cannot seem to find anything about this. So I am getting ready to get baby chicks. From what I read they will start laying in 4-6 months. So that will be July to September. But when do they slow down for winter? October? November? So they will only have a few months of good laying and then I will only get a few eggs a week, if at all? The five breeds I am getting are Buff Orpingtons, Black Australorp, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Barred Plymouth Rock, and Speckled Sussex. I tried to pick hardy, less noisy, friendly breeds that seem to have the possibility of longevity as I live in the city and cannot replace to often and I get way to attached to just turn one of my girls into stew. So, with that in mind, I would rather they ease off in the winter with just a few eggs a week rather than power house through and finish at two. However, I still do not know when they start easing off. It seems to have something to do with light but no idea what month that magic number seems to trigger. I live in eastern Washington. Thanks for any help.