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When do chickens slow down or stop laying for the winter???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Allyoope, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. Allyoope

    Allyoope Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 Red Sex Links, got them the end of March this year. They started laying in July, and for the past three months I get 5-6 eggs every day. It's great, but my question is when do they slow down or stop laying for the winter?
     
  2. ctc084

    ctc084 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine quit laying as often once we drop below ~13 hours of sunlight.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Your pullets might not stop laying at all. Pullets that are under 8 to 10 months old come their first fall are not likely go through a seasonal molt. The may slow down production a bit, due to the shorter days, but they rarely stop laying all together.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Mine will only stop when the temperature drops down into the -20 to -40, resuming a week or two after otherwise most of mine never completely stop, a few that did were EE and show bred birds.
     

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