winter laying production???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kocho, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. kocho

    kocho Out Of The Brooder

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    We only have six hens that are laying. Over the summer we were getting 6 eggs daily. When it started getting cold it went down to 2 eggs if any. Since thanksgiving we've been getting 7 eggs nearly every day. We did put straw ok n in coop for warmth and started feeding them more. We have also had some warmer days here and there. Not sure what the difference is. We also have 3 hens that were hatched in June. Not sure when they will start laying.
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    How old are the ones that are laying?
     
  3. kocho

    kocho Out Of The Brooder

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    They were hatched in March.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Hard to say....

    A few of my pullets stopped when it snowed heavy a few weeks ago and the older birds started back up laying after molt...more confinement, some nesting hierarchy...most have resumed, but I use lighting started back in Sept.
     

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