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Question about light and laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lhayes1976, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. lhayes1976

    lhayes1976 In the Brooder

    Jan 8, 2010
    Louisville, KY
    If I do not supplement light in the winter and they get a break--will they lay for a longer amount of years? Do they completely stop laying in the winter? I have three Golden Comets that are 20 weeks old--one has started laying, but the other two have not. Since the days are shorter--will they even start to lay?

  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:It depends a lot on the breed and individual bird, if they continue laying through the winter, without supplemental light. I am not familiar with Golden Comets.
    Some people do believe that they will lay into later years if they get a break. I am not of this opinion, mine have not stopped laying earlier because I do add light.
    I would expect your other 2 pullets will start laying soon. They can start in the fall or winter. I had 2 start the second week of December, a few years ago.


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