Quick Question!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cocoaskin, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. cocoaskin

    cocoaskin Out Of The Brooder

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    Can chickens lay their eggs in the wintertime? If not what season?
    Thanks!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Ashmeade

    Ashmeade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine lay all year round
     
  3. yodercountrygirl

    yodercountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    They will lay all year round, but will slack off in the winter when it gets real cold. They will lay even better (winter) if there is a light left on.
     
  4. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Yes. Chickens lay eggs in the winter. Egg laying has to do with how much light the chickens get. Some people install lights in their coops on timers to go on in the early morning to better the egg production. BUT...chickens really do need some rest in the egg laying business. Not installing a light gives them a chance to rest a little.(slow production) Some people cull after a few years because of the slowed production. It really is a choice. Are your chickens more pets? Or are in it for the eggs?

    I hope this helps. I know others will have other opinions too. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2009
  5. cocoaskin

    cocoaskin Out Of The Brooder

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    Great Thanks guys! My chickens are for laying eggs, how old do they start laying them? Thanks!
     
  6. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:depends on the breed of chicken

    anywhere from between 16 - 26 weeks ...... it appears average is 18-21 weeks .... mine are at 19 weeks and no eggs yet
     

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