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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dadsgirl, Sep 16, 2008.
is there any way you get your hens to lay during cold weather
I don't think you can make your hens lay in the winter. Mine have laid all year long, even in the hottest part of summer. Just be good to those girls and maybe they will reward you with eggs this winter.
No, but you can trick some breeds. It has to do with the amount of light . They need at least 10 hours to lay, 14 if possible. So put a light in the coop and keep it on all night or half the night. That should do it.
Some people use lights to make them lay more, but I think they deserve a break and so as a rule don't do that. They'll live more healthy and longer laying lives if they get a rest now and then.