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Total Shutdown

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fowled-out, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. fowled-out

    fowled-out Songster

    Sep 24, 2010
    Elk Grove, Ca
    I guess its that time of the year, my 8 hen's factory shutdown, I have not seen an egg for the last 6 days. Are your chickens taking a vacation too?

  2. bangolure

    bangolure In the Brooder

    Oct 27, 2010
    everyone experiences this.. days are shorter.. they need 14-16hrs. of daylight for and egg! especially white egg layers like leghorns.. use a 60watt bulb on a cheap walmart xmas tree timer.. to turn it on at 2-3a and go off hour after sunup!.. if their molting LOL.. 60days to wait.. but winter they slow down normal!

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