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Summer solstice

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by punkin, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. punkin

    punkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone realize that tomorrow is the summer solstice (longest day of the year)? It's the day when eggs will stand on end. Do you think the hens will have to stand up to lay eggs tomorrow?[​IMG]:lau:lau
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Yes,
    The sun reaches its greatest declination (23 1/2 degrees) north of the celestial equator.

    All chickens will be required to lay standing up tomorrow.
     
  3. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    One of mine wasn't paying attention to the calendar. She layed one standing up a couple of months ago. I was standing in the coop watching her and ploop, egg dropped right out.
     

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