Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Trixieflower, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Trixieflower

    Trixieflower In the Brooder

    Aug 4, 2011
    East Quogue, NY
    We got our first egg on saturday and a second egg today (i think from the same girl)...isnt it a wee bit late to start laying now though? I'm not complaining, the egg tasted great, just surprised. Seems like the days aren't long enough. Someone educate me please. This is our first time around. We got six chicks back in the end of May and have never raised hens before.

  2. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Songster

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    Basically, chickens will continue to lay through the fall/winter, but will lay much less often due to the lack of daylight hours. It takes around 14+ hours of daylight to keep a hen laying consistently and often, so anything less means longer between each egg. Congrats on the eggs! And [​IMG]
  3. clucksbc

    clucksbc Chirping

    Aug 9, 2011
    it all depends on the breed...
    some fare well at laying through the winter...
    a lot of depending factors...some don't lay after there winter molt...

    congratulations on your eggs:thumbsup

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