Ok, so this has been my first winter with chickens. I currently have 14 layers. The flock consists of 5 production reds, 3 delawares, 2 barred rocks, 2 rhode island reds, and 2 black stars. I know laying decreases in winter time for multiple factors such as weather, molting, and length of days. So having done a little reading on the subject of adding artificial light.... I added a light to the inside of my coop, hooked it up to a timer, the light cuts on at 3am and off at 8am giving them a total of 14+ hours of light a day where I live. Everything I've read says that should be right in line to help them produce more in the winter months. My problem lies here.... I have a Delaware rooster and have a section devoted to him and the 3 delaware hens I have in attempts of breeding and hatching some chicks. The light doesn't appear to be helping the laying situation. The rooster is doing his job, but I'm not getting many eggs from my delawares in order to collect to hatch. In a 10 day stretch, I might get 4 eggs from them and don't want to go a whole incubation cycle for 4 fertilized eggs. Any solution to my problem or wait til the weather warms and see if that helps them pick up the pace... or are there any other tricks to try, or something I may be missing out on?