When will the eggs stop coming in the winter? Is it just the less daylight...or does cold have something to do with it also? How long does it last? We are new to the chicken stuff...so no idea how the winter will affect them. We have buff Orps... Wyandottes... Amber Links They are all from early this spring.(about 24 weeks old average) Started laying 3 weeks ago if that matters. We live in a mild winter climate in South Carolina ...will be a couple months before we even get a frost. What is the general opinion about useing artifical light to keep a hen laying...for at leat part of the winter?