Winter Layers

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AccentOnHakes, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    Are any of these winter layers?

    Leghorn
    Brahma
    EE
    Cochin
    Silkie
    d'Uccle
    Sebright

    I know that some of them will just be pets and lay horrible. [​IMG]

    ETA: These are all bantams.
     
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  2. jelmer

    jelmer Out Of The Brooder

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    I have heard that leghorns are.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    My LF brahmas are excellent winter layers
     
  4. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    What about bantams? These are are bantams, I'll edit that in to the OP.
     
  5. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    My Leghorns have laid all winter, but here in SC it is not considered to be cold.

    My Barred Rocks, Cuckoo Marans and Production Reds have also laid all winter.

    I do supply light for a 14 hour day though, that makes a difference.
     
  6. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    Well, Bay Area CA, so... [​IMG]

    ETA: Will probably not supply light.
     
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  7. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not so much the cold, as it is the lighting. Mine are getting 24 hours right now (well, some of them). My sex-links are still spitting out eggs, and my d'uccles just started up. They're the only ones on lights though, so no one else is laying.
     
  8. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    What breeds do you have with no light?
     
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  10. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    Ahhh...I had forgotten about that. But charts aren't always accurate, so yeah
    Having reread the chart, here is my new list

    Silkie
    Brahma
    d'Uccle
    Wyandotte*
    BR*
    EE
    Cochin

    *Kicked out Sebright and Leghorn for those two that, according to the chart, are winter layers. Still going with the same colors...ish.
     
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