I gave them heat!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BlueCamas, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave my birds a heat lamp at night yesterday. This morning, eggs!!! They haven't been laying since October and I was wanting some eggs to incubate [​IMG] I guess if you treat em' well they treat you well back. I won't do this all winter but until I get enough eggs to incubate I will.
    Just a reminder to those who aren't getting any eggs [​IMG]
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Congrats on the eggs.

    Imp
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Congratulations on the eggs, but they are coincidental to the addition of the heat lamp. The development process of an egg takes roughly 3 days. Putting a heat lamp in last night did not give you those results.
     
  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    If you want to keep getting eggs, you can provide them with light from a regular bulb. If you provide them with heat, then take it away, it will be harder for them to deal with the cooler weather as they won't be acclimated to it.
     
  5. HollyBird24

    HollyBird24 Overrun With Chickens

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  6. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, oh well then, my friend in CO got her chickens laying again by giving them a heat lamp. The main reason I gave them a lamp in the first place was that I have a bantam chick that just moved into the coop and a mama with a week old baby. I'm just happy I'm getting eggs again! And their in the nest box for once!
     
  7. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:Again, it was from the light, not the heat. My chickens were laying in sub-zero weather last winter without a heat lamp. (I did have to be diligent in checking frequently for eggs because they would freeze and crack in a very short time.) I think the mama will keep her baby warm enough.
     

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