No eggs for a week, then laying again

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BatonRougeChick, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. BatonRougeChick

    BatonRougeChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know most chickens molt and stop laying for the winter, right? We are in south Louisiana so I wonder how that will work here. Some of mine started laying this fall, and some started laying after thanksgiving. Everything was fine till last week. They all stopped completely for 5 days. Then suddenly yesterday they started again! Our coldest weather this year so far was 3 weeks before they stopped laying. It's been warm lately. Is it possible for them to lay year round and not stop for winter?
     
  2. LRH97

    LRH97 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Many different things can affect egg production. Stress, sudden temp changes, and daylight are among the most common. Last week it was in the upper forties to fifties here in So. IL. and I was bringing in close to a dozen eggs in the evenings. Now it's back in the twenties and I'm lucky to get three.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    First year layers often lay thru winter.
     
  4. BatonRougeChick

    BatonRougeChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh good, then I'm hopeful they will continue! Thanks!
     

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