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my chickens are not a year old until feb, they  have stopped laying eggs I guess cause weather is colder??/ I have 8 chickens am getting 3 eggs I usto get 7 eggs

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If you aren't adding supplemental light then this is just normal seasonal behavior.  Chickens need 14 hours of daylight per day to continue a normal laying schedule.  It is good for them to have their fall/winter rest, you will have healthier birds doing this and you will still get some eggs, just not as many.

"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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wow I learn something every day thank you

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Your welcome. Yes, just like parenting..you learn as you go! 😉

"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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