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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cocoaskin, Sep 17, 2009.
Can chickens lay their eggs in the wintertime? If not what season?
Mine lay all year round
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.
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.
Great Thanks guys! My chickens are for laying eggs, how old do they start laying them? Thanks!
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