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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by carmean18, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. carmean18

    carmean18 Out Of The Brooder

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    Best winter laying hens??
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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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.
     
  3. WildfireSmitty

    WildfireSmitty Chillin' With My Peeps

    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.

    Happy Egging!
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2015
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    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    x2 on Bantamlover21.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Pullets with 14-15 hours of supplemental lighting that comes on in early morning.
     

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