Cold=no eggs, why?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CHICKENLOVE101, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. CHICKENLOVE101

    CHICKENLOVE101 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been having some troubles. When it gets colder our chickens stop laying. We have some solar lamps back there now but they are not helping. Any ideas?
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    How old are the birds? At their second Autumn, most birds shut down, moult and take a month or two off to rest and re-charge.
     
  3. CHICKENLOVE101

    CHICKENLOVE101 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well we have chickens as old as 5 years...
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It really has more to do with the amount of light their bodies are getting rather than temperature. You might consider switching out for a different light source in the coop.
     
  5. CHICKENLOVE101

    CHICKENLOVE101 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well our coop is in the far back corner of our backyard
     

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