cold weather laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by farmerbob, May 12, 2010.

  1. farmerbob

    farmerbob In the Brooder

    Apr 29, 2010
    I had heard that chickens do not lay eggs during the winter months. is this true? also how long before they start to lay eggs I heard 6 months on average. any input welcome

    Many thanks

  2. It really depends on the breed. Some do quit laying in the winter, others are actually pretty good winter layers. All can be encouraged to lay more during the winter if you supplement the short days with extra light in the hen house.
  3. CityChook

    CityChook Songster

    Apr 9, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    My Coop
    Lots of folks have chickens that take a winter vacation.
    Mine lay better in the winter than they do in the summer. I do supplement light and heat.

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