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The reduced production is actually quite normal for fall/winter. The egg cycle is tied to the daylight cycle. When the days get too short, egg production slows down or completely stops. The good news is that tomorrow is the shortest day of the year, and then days will start to get longer again. Egg production will begin to pick up again in January or February.


I thought it was today is the shortest day of the year since it's the first day of winter.

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Tomorrow is the first day of winter, not today.

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The reduced production is actually quite normal for fall/winter. The egg cycle is tied to the daylight cycle. When the days get too short, egg production slows down or completely stops. The good news is that tomorrow is the shortest day of the year, and then days will start to get longer again. Egg production will begin to pick up again in January or February.

 

 

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I thought it was today is the shortest day of the year since it's the first day of winter.

 

It depends where your time zone is...on the US East Coast the winter solstice (shortest day/longest night) starts at 11:48pm, on the West Coast it starts at 8:48pm. Other places in the world it happens on Tuesday.

 

"The solstice occurs at the same instant everywhere on Earth. In the United States, it happens at 11:48 p.m. ET Monday (or 10:48 p.m. CT, 9:48 p.m. MT and 8:48 p.m. PT). 

In Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, that means the solstice actually comes on Tuesday.

The winter solstice is the precise moment the Northern Hemisphere is tilted its farthest from the sun all year, and usually occurs near the day when there is the least amount of daylight and the most darkness."

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Check out all 11 new mini contests!

BYC Mini Contests - Win a 2017 Calendar!!

Deadlines for all is Dec. 11, 2016

You can't win if you don't play!

 

 

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Oh cool!!! thanks! :) LOVE that picture! SOOOO darling! We got 4 eggs a day all though the end of summer and fall. (25 weeks and on for each of them) but now that it's winter, we are down a LOT. like 1-4 eggs a WEEK. :( this week we got none. 

Welcome from another PNW member!

 

Yes, egg production will decrease for now, but they will pick up again. I decided not to use a light over winter. 

You are going to love having chickens! They will all have different personalities.

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Welcome to the BYC flock!  We are glad you joined us!

 

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:welcome Glad you joined us!!

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