Is the day long enough for egg laying still?

sfchixn

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May 30, 2009
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My understanding is that hens need 11+ hours of light to lay -- my 5 month olds are not laying yet. Is it too late in the season (without artificial lighting) for them to lay?

We're in California.
 

Whirlwind

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Apr 14, 2007
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Tuttle, Oklahoma
Don't know about the young ones (pullets) who have not yet begun to lay.

I have 2 BO who have been laying since spring and I get an egg almost every day from them.

We have 11 hrs of daylight here now also.

Also I think it can depend on what kind of chickens you have.

I also have 4 BSL's that are 14 weeks old so I am wondering when they might lay also.
 

louloubean

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Mar 19, 2009
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my march born barred rock chicks started laying last month here in upstate NY and continue at almost an egg a day with no extra light.

hope you get eggs soon!
 

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