Question about light and laying


In the Brooder
10 Years
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?


All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle
11 Years
Sep 7, 2008
The Emerald City
My Coop
My Coop
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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