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What about winter laying and heaters?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jhillsmo, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. jhillsmo

    jhillsmo Hatching

    Sep 22, 2009

    we have 7 hens, 4 varieties, buffs, jersey g, nh red, barred, they were laying about 6 a day. that fell to two a day in 3 or 4 days. the temp average has gone from about 60 a day to about 45 a day. will they naturally slow down? does this slow down go on all winter? also read unless it gets to about 35 or colder should not use a heater. make certain no drafts from north, can leave south facing open for solar effect

    any thoughts on this? thanx

  2. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Songster

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    Yes they will slow down unless 14 hours of daylight and no heat necessary they have feathers to keep them warm!

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