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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Blake brallier, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. Blake brallier

    Blake brallier New Egg

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    Hello all I'm from western mass I adopted 11 hens a month ago I am getting 9-10 eggs daily every one I talk to said they shouldn't be laying like that this time of year is this something I should be concerned about or r they jelouse I have eggs. Alot of eggs
     
  2. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    The reason they "shouldn't" be laying is because this time of year, when the days are short, they usually don't lay as much. Chickens need about 14 hours of light to lay an egg. Some chickens will lay with minimal light and others won't. What breed are your chickens? Do you have any extra lighting at all? 'Cause if you don't, I'M jealous. [​IMG]
     
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    Don't be concerned. My chickens lay all year too. I wish they didn't. I don't want the eggs, they are fertile so I may give them away as hatching eggs!
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. Enjoy all those eggs while you can!
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Here Here! Jealous!!! All my hens are molting now...no eggs for weeks! :-(

    Enjoy BYC!
     
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  7. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    First [​IMG] always good to see a new egg [​IMG]

    And congratulations on your egg collection not everyone
    gets such a grand event as you are but what breed of
    chickens do you now have....

    Today all three of my RIR's produced me a breakfast
    and my boys enjoyed them but some chickens do
    stop or slowdown this time of year so what ever you
    are doing keep it up ......


    gander007 [​IMG]
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow Welcome to BYC and Happy Holidays! Sounds like you have nice productive flock of hens. Do you have them under lights? Some breeds, and especially the mixes bred for production, lay pretty consistently the first couple of years, and some first year hens will lay through the winter even without light.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hens in their first year of laying sometimes do well into winter but, the next year will slow down /stop like other birds
     

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