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When does egg production drop off?

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

  1. dmbnj

    dmbnj Chirping

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    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 Premium Member 9 Years

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    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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