Is 3 a day out of 8 with no light an OK average for winter?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by imthedude, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. imthedude

    imthedude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious since this is my first winter with birds. Get 3 on average - some days 4 some days 1, but usually it's 3. Does that sound 'bout right to you more experienced bird raisers?
     
  2. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm guessing you are talking about eggs? If so, then it kind of depends on your breeds -- some birds are bred for production and some are bred for... appearance, temperament, egg color. My Easter Eggers haven't laid an egg for weeks. My Barred Rock and Light Brahma, though one is outside where it is cold and dark and one is inside where it is light and warm rarely miss a day. My cochin has gone broody.

    All birds will take a break of some sort from a few days to several weeks. The days are shorter now and it is very cold. Lots of owners take this opportunity to worm their birds as the worming medication suggestions that the eggs be discarded for 14 days.

    Jenny
     
  3. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    [​IMG] For awhile I was getting only 3 or 4 from 8 hens. Then I got rid of a couple trouble making roos who had come of age and were being mean. The last month or so has seen us at 6 to 8 eggs a day even with cold temps and wind and snow. Depends on a lot of things.... there are ups and downs... it'll get better! [​IMG]
     

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