eggs this winter?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Turkeyrun, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Turkeyrun

    Turkeyrun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    We have been discussing when we can expect fresh egg omelets. Our Barred Rock pullets (6) hatched mid August so will reach egg laying age in January/February. Given this is a cold dark time of year and we are not going to be lighting the coop I am not expecting eggs till March/April or even May for longer days and warmth. Is this a reasonable projection?

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  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Kind of depends on the chicken. I had two start laying last December. I do supply extra light. A lot of people say their hens just slow down in the winter not stop. Good luck

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  3. awtandrocks

    awtandrocks Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm in the same boat as you. My BRs were born Aug 10th... I'm hoping that being as I'm in Florida they will start laying in the winter. [​IMG]
     

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