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scheduled to lay in LATE FALL..will I have to waut til Spring?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickie<3, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. chickie<3

    chickie<3 Chirping

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    My chicks were hatched on June 2...so they should start laying in 24 weeks which puts us in October November in NY...will I have to wait until spring? Is it true they don't lay when it's cold out?
     

  2. melodylee

    melodylee Songster

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    Mine didn't wait, they always had a heat light I'm not sure if that helped probably depends on your weather...I was trudging through snow to collect eggs last winter and still got eggs [​IMG]
     
  3. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

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    It's not the cold, it's the decrease in daylight. I got eggs all winter with no extra light, but production increased a lot with the longer days of Spring. I like to give the girls a break and stick with the natural cycle but many people add a light to their coops to simulate a 14 hour day and keep the girls at or near peak production.
     
  4. chickie<3

    chickie<3 Chirping

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    YAYYYYYY!!!! My first 2 chickens and and anxiously anticipating my first eggs.
     
  5. NewHen

    NewHen Songster

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    My oldest chicks are from late March and we got our first egg today! Totally, wasn't expecting it! Still, we plan to use the coop light in the winter...
     
  6. JMPE

    JMPE Songster

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    My chicks were born last August and we started seeing eggs in December and January (in Wisconsin).
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Depends somewhat upon the breed, but you should get eggs late Autumn.
     

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