Pullets - Expect eggs in the Fall and into Winter?

Yard full o' rocks

Songster
10 Years
Mar 24, 2009
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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??

THANKS
 

bargain

Love God, Hubby & farm
11 Years
Apr 13, 2008
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Bowdon, GA
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!
 

fldiver97

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Aug 5, 2009
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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.
 

Cindy in PA

Crowing
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Jul 8, 2008
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Fleetwood, PA
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.............​
 

Tuffoldhen

Flock Mistress
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Jan 30, 2007
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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.
 

MIKE555444

Songster
10 Years
Jun 8, 2009
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Pliny, West Virgina
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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sojono

In the Brooder
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Jul 25, 2009
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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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