When does egg production drop off?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dmbnj, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. dmbnj

    dmbnj Chirping

    May 18, 2014
    New Jersey
    My chicks were hatched in the beginning of May. It looks like 7 of 8 are laying now, and the last one is close. Right now I'm getting between 5-7 eggs daily. I thought as the daylight decreases I should see a drop in egg production? I need to start selling eggs as my fridge is filling up at an alarming rate. [​IMG] I guess chicken math got the better of me.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Some breeds especially in their first year will lay through the winter even without supplemental lighting. These same birds next year after a molt may take a break.

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