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Solstice Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Little Red Chicken, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. Little Red Chicken

    Little Red Chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    If I got four eggs from four hens on the shortest day of the year (while it was snowing), can I count on getting eggs all winter. Or will the production go down when it gets really cold here in New England?
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2010
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Theoretically, you should get eggs all winter through. Cold can slow them down a tad, but not as much as short days do. Enjoy!
     
  3. spartacus_63

    spartacus_63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On Dec 1st, my girls were not producing after being temporarily relocated. on the 21st I had 11 eggs and today I got a dozen. That is about 50% productions, but it is going in the right direction. We have also been in sub freezing temps for two weeks. Today we got all the way up to 33*.

    The did not have artificial light at the temp sight. they get 14 hours of light now.
     

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