Will pullets start to lay in the winter?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cackilacky, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. cackilacky

    cackilacky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 pullets that hatched at the end of July. One is a RIR, and I think they usually start laying around 6 months (the other is SLW.) I was wondering if I should expect them to start laying soon, or if it probably won't be until the days get longer. My Buff Orpington and Black Australorp are still laying, though a little less frequently. I don't have any artificial light in the coop. Thanks for sharing your experience!
     
  2. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
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    I had a new girl lay for the first time today. She hatched on 6/10/09 but I do have artificial light on them and it is 55 degrees in NJ today![​IMG]
     
  3. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched 12 plymouth rock girls in early July...they started laying the first week in January and are LAYING UP A STORM now....getting about 10/day from 12 girls
     
  4. cackilacky

    cackilacky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's good news. I'm in central North Carolina, so the weather isn't an issue.
     
  5. SuziQ991

    SuziQ991 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My two RIR's born the end of July started laying the week before Christmas. No artificial light. They have only taken 1 day off since then. And it has been very cold here.
     
  6. ToxawayTiger

    ToxawayTiger Out Of The Brooder

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    Have some BO that hatched during the summer and they started laying around Christmas and haven't stopped yet.
     
  7. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    My 9 1/2 month EE and my 5 month old BR both started laying 10 days ago. We live in Wisconsin. My Wyandottes are the same age as the EE but have been laying since fall. I get 2 eggs from the 3 GLW's most days. I expected about 3-4 a week from each of them during summer, so we are doing good despite shorter days and cold and snow. [​IMG]
     
  8. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I have one BO hatched 7/20/09 who laid her first egg two days after Christmas. My other BO, hatched 8/10/09 laid her first egg this past weekend.
     
  9. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    I have 15 20 week old BR and I got my first egg from them today!! [​IMG] I don't use artificial light on them!!

    Missi
     
  10. mzrea

    mzrea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got two 34 week old Ameracauna that haven't laid an egg yet......Free Loaders!
     

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