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When do chickens slow down or stop laying for the winter???

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I have 6 Red Sex Links, got them the end of March this year.  They started laying in July, and for the past three months I get 5-6 eggs every day.  It's great, but my question is when do they slow down or stop laying for the winter?

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Mine quit laying as often once we drop below ~13 hours of sunlight.
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Your pullets might not stop laying at all. Pullets that are under 8 to 10 months old come their first fall are not likely go through a seasonal molt. The may slow down production a bit, due to the shorter days, but they rarely stop laying all together.

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Mine will only stop when the temperature drops down into the -20 to -40, resuming a week or two after otherwise most of mine never completely stop, a few that did were EE and show bred birds.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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