I thought since they'd had a few weeks rest that it would be okay to encourage the hens to lay again.
So, we installed tube style Christmas lights around the coop ceiling and about a week later the hens started laying again. We leave the lights on 24hours as they draw very little energy.
I now have about five eggs a day from my eight laying hens.
It looks like the chickens are at a disco night. The lights also let me see the chickens when I close the coop at night so I can do a quick head count.
Occasionally a hen will cozy up underneath the coop and I have to scoop her up and put her inside.