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How will my chickens do this winter?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Foghorn-Leghorn46, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Foghorn-Leghorn46

    Foghorn-Leghorn46 In the Brooder

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    I have Red Stars, Black Jersey Giants, White Pearl Leghorns, and Rhode Island Reds, Will these hens lay well durning the winter
     

  2. Dar

    Dar Crowing

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    make sure you supplement the light.... I in the winter months the days are typically shorter.. you need the long days to stimulate egg production
     
  3. woodmort

    woodmort Songster

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    They will do fine. Add a little light to get them up to 14 hrs a day will help them lay better. There are a lot of threads on winter lighting--both pro and con--in the Egglaying, coop, or management sections.
     

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