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Fall/winter laying

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

  1. MeadersSteaders

    MeadersSteaders Out Of The Brooder

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    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 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    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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