It's the Light, right? Clueless in MN

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Huhnerhausgal, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. Huhnerhausgal

    Huhnerhausgal Out Of The Brooder

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    Late October in Minnesota means our light has just dipped to under 12 hours a day. Until a few days ago our pullets (born in late April) had been laying reliably -- with the exception of the Buff orpington -- who hasn't laid yet - and the Australorp who just began -- our Rhode island red, Ameracauna, Barred Rock and Wyandotte had been producing for at least five weeks. Can I assume its the fact we live in the goforsaken northland? We don't plan on supplementing light so I guess we'll be waiting for the Spring. We're new to this so I wanted to get a sense from other people that this is normal.

    Thanks!

    Pam
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Probably so, although it never hurts to think about predators getting in, hiddden nests, etc. Also, they may not have stopped entirely, just slowed way down til spring. I've always gotten a few eggs from my Australorps during the winter, just not nearly as many as in warm weather with longer days.
     

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