- Nov 5, 2012
I'm trying to figure out whether or not I should put a light in my coop this winter to increase egg laying. I know that chickens are born with a certain number of eggs in their ovaries. My question is, do they lay a set number of eggs whether they lay in the winter or not? If they take a break in winter will we be decreasing the total number of eggs we can get from our hens? Or will laying in winter cause the hens to use up their predetermined number of eggs and stop laying sooner then hens who are allowed to take a break in the winter? Thanks!