Shorter Day Cycle Layers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Science Girl, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. Science Girl

    Science Girl New Egg

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    Does anyone have a good recommendation on a layer breed that lays well during the shorter day cycles of the year?
     
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    I think the standard attack on that problem has been to simply make so birds are exposed to a longer day length which is easy indoors when electricity is available.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    My Leghorns continued laying through winter when the daylight hours dropped to around 8 hours a day. My RIR hen laid fairly well through winter, but not as frequently as the Leghorns. They were young hens though, it was their first winter.
     

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