Spring Has Sprung!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ClareScifi, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Yippee! I went out to clean the chicken coop and found an egg! My first egg of the season. Hadn't had one since early November.

    My coop has no heat, and it's been very cold here, with sub zero temperatures. The last 2 days it has been above freezing for the first time in ages.

    I didn't think we'd see eggs until March. Two years ago that was the date I got my first eggs of the season from my Barred Rock girls.

    Last year I did get eggs from the new hens around February 1, but it was a freakishly warm winter, and I thought that was the reason.

    But, I guess the days are getting longer, since we are a month plus into winter, so there is more light.

    My girl who laid is half white leghorn and half, I suspect, Rhode Island Red. Do those breeds tend to lay earlier in the season than others?
  2. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2010
    Western Washington

    I just got my first egg of the season yesterday. :) And it was the first egg of my RIR/BO cross. Coincidence? Maybe. Maybe not.

    It's been cold here too. It is finally warming up but Colorado is crazy. Record lows two weeks ago and now we are setting record highs. :rolleyes: Even so, our 'record highs' are in the mid fifties.

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