Okay, what's the scoop on winter laying? My girls are finally getting to an age when I hope to start seeing eggs, any time now. But it's also heading for the fall equinox, and day length is all downhill from there. It is, however, California, so it's not quite as long a night as in more northernly climes. And I don't know how city light pollution affects laying, either. So, do you think I will get any eggs this year, or will day length and sexual maturity collide in ways that will keep me from getting eggs until next spring? Also, one of my ladies is an Ancona, and those are supposed to be good winter layers. So can I hope at least one of the hens will deliver winter eggs?