First winter with chickens.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dawn9702, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. dawn9702

    dawn9702 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so this is my first cold season with chickens. We have a little coop with 6 nesting boxes. We got our first 4 chickens in March and they were laying an egg a day for the most part, we added 5 more chickens a few months ago (they are not laying yet) My older hens are barely laying now...I'm getting 1-2 eggs a day and the Ameracauna hasn't laid an egg for weeks now. Any ideas why?
    Will my younger hens start laying even though its cold? They were hatched in July.
    Should I heat my coop? Its gets cold where we live but they do go in the coop and cuddle :)
    Thanks for any help I really am NEW to this. But loving it!
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2013
  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. MaddiesMum

    MaddiesMum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems like many people are confused about the decreased number of eggs this time of year! It is all about time of year and it's natural light schedule. Less light during the day = less eggs! Summer time is when you will get the most eggs.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. All Henned Up

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    Welcome and enjoy!
    Steve, :frow
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  8. veramoomoo

    veramoomoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Keep a heat lamp above them[​IMG]
     
  9. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome!Glad you joined BYC! :~D
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Liz gave your great advuce
     

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