Fall/winter laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MeadersSteaders, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. MeadersSteaders

    MeadersSteaders In the Brooder

    May 6, 2014
    In northeast Pennsylvania, my young black australorp pullets began laying just as the days began getting shorter. Each lady is averaging 4 eggs a week. Their eggs are not jumbo, but are a bit larger than store bought "large".

    Is this a normal frequency for this time of year? My first flock....
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    4-5 eggs a week sounds decent for Australorps. With pullets, I really haven't noticed that when they start laying makes that big of a difference in production the first laying cycle... it is when they molt and when they start their second+ laying cycles that it really depends on what you do so far as putting them under lights.

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