Laying in This weather?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MonkeyZero, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Well my enclosure is about um 20by20 so its big. I have a large lamp hanging inside and its covered all the way. She has a parrot cage iside. Kinda like an aviary is what she has got. But she lays under the lamp, on a small nest box beneath it. its been getting cold here in cerntal Ca. I asked 2 friends and their hens stopped laying. Is something wrong with my silkie?
     
  2. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    How cold is it ? My girls are laying and it's been getting down in the 20's
     
  3. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    WOW thats cold! I believe its been getting into the 40's here.
     
  4. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's been in the 30's/40's here and my hens are still laying when last year they stopped laying as soon as fall arrived.
     
  5. amysue2012

    amysue2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My trio of silkies are not in a heated building but the do have a light on 12 hours a day. I have been getting 1 egg every to every other day. Its been getting REALLY cold here in the teens the last few nights.

    I think they just do what they want to keep us on our toes. [​IMG]
     
  6. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't use extra light, but mine free range.
    They lay more eggs in winter than in summer, (once past molt, anyway) because I don't have half of them on maternity leave, brooding or raising chicks all the time, like in summer.
     

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