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

    13
    1
    24
    Apr 13, 2015
    Northern NY
    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

    19
    1
    24
    Sep 19, 2015
    Mine quit laying as often once we drop below ~13 hours of sunlight.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

    21,040
    4,301
    421
    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    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 Lots of Chickens Premium Member

    17,298
    5,259
    476
    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    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.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by