We allow our hens to go with the flow of nature...less daylight= less eggs. Winter is normally fresh eggless for us. I do freeze eggs(not in the shell) to carry us through the winter months.
A dozen a day now, ranging from small to large. Don't mind the small eggs one bit, after all they have the same nutrients. I even have a couple of customers who prefer the small eggs.
My favorites are the green eggs from my Araucanas. The color of the shell has no bearing on the quality of egg. Egg shells vary in color due to characteristic of the breed of chicken laying the egg.
I just love green eggs and ham :-)