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Egg Slow down

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Canarygirl, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. Canarygirl

    Canarygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Just wondering if anyone knew when the chickens will start laying again. They have slowed down to almost a hault and someone told me they do that in the winter. I have 9 buff orppintons and use to get almost a half of dozen a day and now I get maybe 1 or 2. Thanks for your reply [​IMG]
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    How old are your hens?...My buffs take a time out since they are over 4 years old.....most lay really well til they are over 2 years old and then quit for awhile....Also depends on cold winters and lighting in your coop if no lighting they will slow down....
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2008
  3. Churkenduse

    Churkenduse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since the weather is getting warmer, here in NJ, I am getting all my girls to lay, but when it gets cold again I expect for it to slow down.

    It is just the weather, they need 12-14 hours daylight, now that the daylight is more they will come around. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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