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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by carmean18, Mar 3, 2015.
Best winter laying hens??
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Winter laying depends mostly on a chicken's age and the amount of light it is getting, not breed. However, some highly productive breeds that tend to lay well in winter include Wyandottes, Sex-links, Leghorns, and Australorps.
I have Black Austrlorps, and Buff orps, these are my best winter performers. I find they have slowed a little but are producing much more than I expected. I have 55 hens mixed (austrlorps, Buffs, RIR, and sussex) Through winter I was still getting an average of 3 dozen eggs a day.
They were in an insulated barn only heated with a few heat lamps(I live in southern Manitoba, it get COLD here). I gave them a few extra hours of light at night and in the morning as well.
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Pullets with 14-15 hours of supplemental lighting that comes on in early morning.