Laying eggs . . . late chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RebelsHope, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. RebelsHope

    RebelsHope Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are about 5 weeks now, so they "should" start laying eggs in the middle of winter. Will they just hold off until spring? I am wondering if I should make sure that boxes are up for winter or if I can wait till this spring to add them to the coop.
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Hmmmmm, I would get them ready before winter....just in case...however..like you said, they MAY not lay till spring. Better safe than sorry..I would put in the nest boxes.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I would put them up for winter because I've had late summer chicks start laying when it was freezing outside.
     
  4. RebelsHope

    RebelsHope Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well that is good and bad news. More work now, which I don't need anymore of - getting ready for winter is a pain. But Yippy!!! I could have good eggs coming sooner that I thought [​IMG]

    Thanks
     

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