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Snow and eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by crooked stripe, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Songster

    Jan 14, 2008
    N.E Ohio- Suffield
    Now that the snow is covering the ground my chickens haven't laid an egg in 3 days. They never come out of the coop or covered run. I can bribe them out with some oat meal but once they have eaten it all back in they go. I did get a few eggs every other day when it was just cold. Is there something I should be doing to get them to lay?

  2. We decided to give them more light from 5 am-8am.
    It's working for us- others feel they don;t want to do this, or can't.

    We've had 2 major storms and we've getting an average of 11.5 eggs a day.
    So far!





  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Well, I keep hearing that adding light helps but we have added light and they are still on strike. We only get 1-2 eggs per day now and we were getting 5.
  4. leasmom

    leasmom Songster

    May 25, 2008
    I have one light and I am getting eggs daily...I noticed though that my RIR who just started laying nearly 3 wks ago, who had started laying larger eggs, since its gotten colder her eggs have gone back done to the medium sized...and she's laying at odd times the last two times it was very early, pre-7 am...I open the coop door around 7:30 when it is really light outside...and the eggs are frozen-(the coop floor is gardening bricks with hay on top). But, I figure that I won't worry about the size as long as I'm getting the eggs.

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