Winter laying/light??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kristen2678, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. kristen2678

    kristen2678 Songster

    Apr 26, 2009
    North Berwick Maine
    Our girls are just 3 months old which puts them at laying age around November 1. We are in MA. It will be dark around 5:30pm. We have BO, LB, & EE. We would like to get some eggs from them this year. Will the laying stop because of the lack of light even before they ever start? Will adding a light in their coop until 7pm-ish make sense? I am fine with them laying less frequent but we'd like to get something....

  2. joedie

    joedie Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    I would put a light in there. Ideally, they should have 14 hrs of light each day. I would expect that the EE's may take a little longer to lay.
  3. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

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