Cold weather vs. light

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by dolphinlvr4, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. dolphinlvr4

    dolphinlvr4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know exactly why the chickens slow thier egg production down during the winter mos? Is it because there's less light or because of the lower temps?
     
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's the 14 hrs of daylight that triggers their ovulation.
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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    AlienChick is correct. Cold temps don't help but it is more about the lack of daylight.
     
  4. dolphinlvr4

    dolphinlvr4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohhh ok. Ty for clearing that up. ;-)
     

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