My first egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DufferChick, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. DufferChick

    DufferChick In the Brooder

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    It seems late in the year, but todayI discovered a nice beautiful egg in one of the nest boxes. My hen was making strange noises this morning, almost like she was trying to crow or something. Since that hen ( light brahma) was only a few months old AND since we are getting less than 12 hours of daylight in November, I was not expecting eggs. I was under the impression that we needed to add light in the coop to keep layers laying. I have two light brahma pullets. Maybe I will find more eggs. Should I expect that they will stop laying during winter? I am not lighting the coop.

    I am learning so much from the BYC online community! I read threads from the forums everyday. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2013
  2. Congrats on your first egg! Production does slow down significantly in the winter. You can help pick it up a bit by giving then supplemental lighting. Welcome to BYC from Wisconsin
     
  3. DufferChick

    DufferChick In the Brooder

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    I may go ahead and add the supplemental lighting. I need to run electricity out to the coop anyway to keep the water from freezing. I hadn't planned on lighting until today. Would love to keep getting the eggs. Thx for the encouragement.
     

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