I am wondering about something someone said to me recently regarding hatching chicks in the "off" season. She told me that the time to hatch chickens is between march and June. She said if you hatch in the other months they won't be good layers. I am not sure I really understand that. From what I could gather, she feels that if you hatch after June the resulting offspring won't lay until the following spring. Normally they lay around 5-6 months, but that would bring them into the end of fall, beginning of winter. Is it that since they mature during the winter, which is a tougher time with the cold and the shorter daylight hours that they will not lay until the spring? Is this accurate information?