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  1. meetta

    meetta New Egg

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    Hello all I'm new to BYC. I'm full of questions. I'm in Phoenix Arizona and I have 8 chicken that have atop laying for about 1 month now . Is this common ? Do chickens stop laying in the winter- even Phoenix winter"lol"
     
  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under meetta

    Living in Aus I am not familiar with your Phoenix winter but I have seen many, many recent posts on BYC about chickens not laying and the majority of responses are that it is due to the current season and fewer daylight hours. Supplemental coop lighting has been suggested on some.

    Anyways, you might want to say hello on your local thread where others going through the same thing can set your mind at ease: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, meetta, and welcome to BYC! It's great to have you in our community! Hope your hens kick up production soon! Best wishes!
     
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  4. LadyVictorian

    LadyVictorian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's normal at times for chickens to stop or slow down in laying during the colder seasons and while they are molting since more energy goes into regrowing feathers and there can be less sunshine during the winter season.

    Also welcome to BYC.
     
  5. Hopefeathers

    Hopefeathers Out Of The Brooder

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    :welcome
     
  6. LauraBrown

    LauraBrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us!
     
  7. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    adcockfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  10. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    @LadyVictorian is spot on about laying slowing down or even stopping during the winter months. With the longer days, your girls laying should start to pick up and you'll be getting their lovely eggs again soon.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
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