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why is my gingernut ranger not laying in winter

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by spino4, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. spino4

    spino4 New Egg

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    Is it normal for my Gingernut ranger to stop laying when it gets about - 10 degrees in winter. [ p.s i live in northern Ireland ]
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    How old is the bird in question? Pullets are less effected by the onset of winter than hens, but many breeds are not prolific in the winter regardless if whether they are in their first or fourth laying cycle. Looks like "Gingernut Ranger" is simply a name used to market red sex links resulting from a RIRxLight Sussex - while that *should* result in a fairly hardy layer, it is no guarantee of winter production.
     
  3. spino4

    spino4 New Egg

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    She is between 9 months to a year old, she's a hybrid who lays an egg normally 7 times a week, however haven't found any eggs since its been getting colder. It started getting colder about two weeks ago. She's also been eating well, seems really bright and
    alert.
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    It's most likely due to the shorter days of fall/winter.
     
  5. RoxysAnimals

    RoxysAnimals Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When it gets cold, egg production can go down or just stop.
     

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