Will June Chicks Lay Before Spring?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fightingbunny, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. fightingbunny

    fightingbunny Songster

    Aug 9, 2016
    My chickens were hatched June 1st and I was wondering if I can expect them to lay any eggs before next spring. I have 1 buff Orpington, 2 Dominique, 1 Barred Rock Plymoth, and 1 Welsummer. I do not have power to the coop and the chickens will not have extra light during the winter. I live in Maryland, so we do have reduced light in winter as a factor. My uncle swears I won't get any eggs until spring, but these are winter hardy breeds right? So I am hoping that they might have a few eggs for me during the winter.

    Thanks for any advice,
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    I would expect eggs anywhere from December to February. Definitely before spring...

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