Hens will be old enough to lay in winter

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Donna Lynn, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Donna Lynn

    Donna Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a question about my girls beginning to lay in winter. They will not be old enough to begin laying until around Christmas this year. Will they still begin to lay even though day light hours are short? Thanks!
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    It depends. I had some chicks two years ago come into Point of Lay in early January. Yes, they laid. But these were a laying breed and they wouldn't be stopped for anything. LOL It just depends on the breed. But, in any case, by February, the lengthening days will trigger them, almost for certain. Enjoy your pullets!!!
  3. Donna Lynn

    Donna Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you, Fred! I have 2 RIR's and 1 BR so I guess we'll see. I hope they do begin laying, my husband loves his breakfast and I'd love for him to have fresh eggs!

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