Pullets - Expect eggs in the Fall and into Winter?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Yard full o' rocks, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 18 girls that will be POL around the first week of November. All are Plymouth Rock breeds, 4 Barred Rocks, 3 Black Rocks, 1 Splash rock, 4 Blue rocks, 6-7 Columbian Rocks. I understand that plymouth rocks are decent cold weather layers, but should I expect them to begin laying in November, or will I be likely waiting until Spring??

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  2. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    I think they should start laying and continue, especially here in the south....

    I would advice to put a light on to simulate 12 to 14 hours of sunshine. That really helps ours to lay more continuously through fall and winter....

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 27 week old pullets that I expect to start laying any day now. The breeder I got them from said they all should lay in the winter, maybe less but the Wyandottes and RIR and BR should not completely stop. Not sure about the EE. I will add an hour or two of light so they have maybe 11-12 hours.
     
  4. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    Yard full o' rocks :

    I have 18 girls that will be POL around the first week of November. All are Plymouth Rock breeds, 4 Barred Rocks, 3 Black Rocks, 1 Splash rock, 4 Blue rocks, 6-7 Columbian Rocks. I understand that plymouth rocks are decent cold weather layers, but should I expect them to begin laying in November, or will I be likely waiting until Spring??

    THANKS

    How did the Columbian Rocks turn out, any pictures?? I am still torn between getting some LF Columbians next year or getting the breeder bantam Columbians I missed out on this year. My Silver Pencilled bantams will be 18 weeks on 10/23 and they started laying 2 days ago. They were hatched on 6/19. I am really liking the bantams, but I guess I'll have to wait & see how big their eggs get. They are only for our use, so size doesn't really matter. Having only bantams would be easier space wise, but I love the big chickens also. What to do.............​
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    My pullets I hatch out in Spring, Summer have always started their laying by Nov. Dec. That includes Light Brahmas that are slow to mature and lay.
     
  6. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I expect you will have layers all winter... I would suggest a couple extra hours of light in the morning if you want better results.

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  7. GoldenSilverLaced

    GoldenSilverLaced Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine started laying last Oct and went all winter, so it should be ok.
     
  8. sojono

    sojono Out Of The Brooder

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    i have 12 buff orp. 18 wks. old just starting to lay today i got 3 eggs. i have a 15 watt. light that burns all time in the hen house don't know if it makes any difference. sojono
     

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