3rd grade Science fair project

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by stevehartnett, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. stevehartnett

    stevehartnett New Egg

    Dec 7, 2008
    We are new to raising chickens. We started with 26 - day old chicks this past December and are now down to 21. They started laying eggs in April and at one time earlier this year we were getting about 1 to 1.5 dozen eggs per day. They have not completely stoped laying but are now down to between 4 and 8 per day average. We have researched this and found the decrease in daylight hours the main reason for the decline. Should we expect them to cease laying completely for a while or just slow down as they have? My third grade daughter has elected to use the correlation of decreasing daylight hours and egg production in our flock as her science fair project. Has anyone out there done a similar project and can provide us with any help. Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated. She is already charting the sunrise/sunset times and number of eggs per day.
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    I can't really help with your project, but just wanted to say that some of my girls stop completely and some lay throughout the winter. Chickens also molt this time of year and will stop laying during that time, but then start up again when they're finished. You may need to factor that in somehow.
  3. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

    Mar 4, 2009
    waterville , canada
    This would be a good one to use for a project , 2 years ago i did just the opaset i incresed the light for a pair of chickens, Just keep track of hours of daylight to eggs a day ect i uesd my project in sincefair to i got a bronze
  4. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    Some breeds are less effected by the decrease in daylight.

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