How many eggs do you get from your winter layers?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BackyardChick12, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. BackyardChick12

    BackyardChick12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Any person who raises chickens knows that there are many breeds out there who are good at laying eggs during the winter & some that excell at it. What breeds do you have & how many eggs do you get a week/ everyday? (I'm thinking about getting Chanteclers or Buckeyes for winter production)
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I have Wyandottes, a Rhode Island Red, and and Easter Egger. My Wyandottes are my best layers. In the summer, they lay six eggs a week, at least. My Easter Egger and Rhode Island Red probably lay 5-6 eggs a week in the summer.

    In the wintertime, production slacks off. Of course, they molt in the winter, so two months of eggs are lost. However, when they do lay in the winter, my Wyandottes lay probably four- five eggs a week. My Rhode Island Red and Easter Egger lay about the same.

    So, in my opinion, Wyandottes are really nice winter layers. They are cold hardy, too (no frostbite troubles).
     
  3. BackyardChick12

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    My old neighbors had all three breeds too among 4 other breeds. They suspected that their NHRs or SLWs was laying during the winter. I'm looking to get Buckeyes or Chanteclers for my winter layers.
     

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