eggs in winter

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by msbutcher, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. msbutcher

    msbutcher Hatching

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    From south west iowa, i have 18 rir hens and have been getting eggs all winter so far has anyone else seen this?? Many i have talked with has chickens that have stopped all together, just wondering. My cochens and old english have barley started up.
     

  2. nivtup

    nivtup Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
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    Are your RIR Hens younger?

    Ours layed right through the first winter, then took a break the second year like everyone else.
     
  3. AlienChick

    AlienChick Songster

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    Chickens "generally" slow down or stop laying during the early winter when daylight hours are short.
    I have RIR's that are still laying. They did, however, take a break in November.
    I used to live in Iowa (suburb of Des Moines). Loved it there!
     
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  4. Howdy from Austin, Texas.
     

  5. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Crowing

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    Two of mine have been laying steadily, about 5 eggs per week each. The third was going at the same pace until the start of January, and then after laying 3 days in a row she came to a sudden stop. I guess that's how it goes, she decided to take a winter break.
     
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. Some of mine have stopped, but a few have continued laying.
     

  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  9. b.hromada

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! So glad you joined us!
     

  10. S&N Livestock

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