Day light saving time

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by grampsjim, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. grampsjim

    grampsjim Out Of The Brooder

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    We set our clocks forward one hour today as did the rest of the U.S. Will the extra day light help the hens lay eggs? They are
    exhibiting the squatting behaviors for several days now. Our temps are headed into the early spring like mild one day and almost hot the next.
    I have only one hen laying daily to every other day.
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    There is no "extra hour" of light. Sorry. It's merely humans playing with their collective watches and clocks. The birds has 11 hours, 49 minutes of light yesterday and gained the predictable 2 or 3 minutes of extra light today as we move toward the vernal equinox in 2 weeks.

    Sorry. But the birds no nothing of this human foolishness. [​IMG]
     
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    What Fred said, but as the days lengthen your egg production will increase.
     
  4. grampsjim

    grampsjim Out Of The Brooder

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    LOL! I think I was trying to say what you both said about the days getting longer. I'm "grampsjim's" other half. I'm not really a blond! [​IMG]
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Apparently, I'm a bird brain, as I knew nothing of it, either! Forgot to set my clock ahead and was very late to church [​IMG]

    The good thing is........ I was right on time for potluck [​IMG]


    Hey, I'm Baptist----can't miss out on potluck, can I?
     
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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It's fine.....you'd be amazed how many folks are sure their birds stop laying in the fall due to the time change..[​IMG]
     
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