Lay Delay in November ~ How Will Winter Effect the Onset of Egg Laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by barg, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. barg

    barg Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    My two younger girls (Wyandotte and EE) will hit 18-22 weeks around the beginning of November, is this likely to delay their egg laying?
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2007
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    It may not...
    Obelisk was hatched on Memorial Day and she started laying in November and laid straight through the winter.
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I have had young pullets start laying in Nov. and Dec. when I was told they may they laid just fine all thru the winter months...
  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    I found that the first winter, my first year layers were the best layers.
    After that, they start getting attitude and deciding to take the winter off and just keep warm and look pathetic so they get more treats. They let the younger generation lay more of the eggs in the cold months.
  5. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Barg, I'm glad you asked that question because I was wondering the exact same thing.
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    that is SOOOO TRUE, Terrie!

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