Egg laying at a halt.

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

  1. theemerichfam

    theemerichfam Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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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