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North Texas and egg-laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ccabal, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. ccabal

    ccabal Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Folks,
    question for folk in the DFW/North Texas area... My chickens just started laying eggs a couple weeks ago, and I was wondering, can I expect production to continue into the winter, especially here in Texas where winters are mostly mild? Are the shorter days the bigger factor, or is it temperatures? Should I consider setting up some lights to "extend the daylight"?

    Thanks!

    Christian
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    You might want to try posting in the Texas threads in the Where Am I Where Are You board for a better chance of your fellow Texans seeing your thread. https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you Light is the big factor in chickens laying, in general most need 14-16 hours of light to lay. Temperatures shouldn't make much difference unless they are so extreme they stress the birds.
     
  3. ccabal

    ccabal Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, so if my egg laying slows down it might be worth setting up some lights on a timer?
     

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