Egg laying at a halt.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by theemerichfam, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. theemerichfam

    theemerichfam Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 17, 2015
    Schuylkill County, PA
    My chickens (two silkies right now) have put a stop to their egg laying. Now, it is wintertime and that's what I think the problem is, but being a first year chicken owner, I am not quite sure. The temperatures in PA haven't been at an all time low as past winters have been, so I have not exactly pinpointed the problem.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Daylength is the controlling factor in egg production not temperature. It is not at all unusual for silkies to stop laying in the winter - they are more for 'pretty' than for egg production..

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