Whos hens lay better when its FREEZING??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MakNat, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    My girls are egg laying machines right now! Its in the single digits at night and only in the teens and 20s all day. Wow!! I'm impressed! Sweet hens! They must know all that extra protein they get in the winter is from their own eggs cooked and thrown back to them! Good Girls!!
  2. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 8, 2008
    Fleetwood, PA
    We've been in the single digits at night with a high of 19 yesterday. So far so good, they gave me 12/13 yesterday. I've been getting 8-12/day for weeks now & it's been cold all winter. Can't complain right now, but they are eating a lot of feed. They are not venturing out of the coop much since Friday's snow. Sure hope Tuesday snow stays away. We have gotten a storm every 3 or 4 days for weeks. Not much (2-5 inches at a time), but it is getting real old. After last years weather, I thought we were safe this year.
  3. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    Yes I've very sick of winter too. Can't wait to see them playing in the sunshine chasing bugs and eating grass!!!
  4. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    we have had a cold snowy winter too and my girls have been laying great. I figure they are bored cause they dont get out to free range only get to go in their run which is covered, so they figure lets lay some eggs. [​IMG]
  5. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    I went out on a hour ago and had 1 egg, back out 10 minutes ago 3! The cold doesnt stop them! It is is the negatives!
  6. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2007
    Greeneville, Tn
    First year chicks will lay thru winter. On thier second year you will see many stop laying for they molt right before winter. That why it is always good to either hatch out new chicks each spring or buy some.
  7. KimM

    KimM Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 9, 2011
    Mine have been laying pretty well too- even though it's been exceptionally cold. This is their first winter, and I have heard that chickens will typically lay well right through it. I've got about half still laying, and half that are taking the winter off. I think next year we wouldn't be so lucky as to still get eggs in winter. That's one reason that we used to justify ordering more chicks for this spring:)
  8. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    Mine. They're crazy. And they're second-seasoners, too.

    They also lay better in tornadoes, hurricanes, and rains of frogs.
  9. ScotianChick

    ScotianChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2010
    My chickens must know they are Canadian. It was -25 Celcius with windchill and I got three eggs out of my 4 layers (I have five girls but one doesn't lay).
  10. ScotianChick

    ScotianChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2010
    Ps: -25c = -13f

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