When will the eggs stop ??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ruth Ann, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Ruth Ann

    Ruth Ann Songster

    Apr 13, 2010
    South Carolina
    When will the eggs stop coming in the winter?
    Is it just the less daylight...or does cold have something to do with it also?
    How long does it last? We are new to the chicken stuff...so no idea how the winter will
    affect them.
    We have buff Orps...
    Wyandottes... Amber Links
    They are all from early this spring.(about 24 weeks old average) Started laying
    3 weeks ago if that matters.

    We live in a mild winter climate in South Carolina ...will be a couple months
    before we even get a frost.

    What is the general opinion about useing artifical light to keep
    a hen laying...for at leat part of the winter?

  2. GoldenCometLady

    GoldenCometLady Songster

    Apr 15, 2010
    Walker, West Virginia
    I think it is the length of daylight hours that makes a difference in how
    many eggs they lay. Ours have already slacked off some. I do plan
    on getting a timer for more light in the morning hours. They started laying
    the first week of July when they were only 15wks old. Maybe they
    deserve a little break now.

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