Highest egg production in December?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by zowieyellowflame, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. zowieyellowflame

    zowieyellowflame Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    Nova Scotia
    Hi, I am in year two of owning my hens and my egg production is overwhelming during this time of year..... Dec to April and then it plummets all spring, summer and early fall. I feel like they are doing the opposite of what I expected. I use artificial light, 15 hrs per day. Right now, they eat more layer mash. In the summer they eat more greens. Could that be it?
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Could be. Could also be that you have some breeds that prefer the cooler weather.

    My brahmas will lay decent during the summer, but right now they are really pumping the eggs out. I don't blame them. I wouldn't want to sit on a hot nest in August in Arkansas either.

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