I have heard some people claim that hatching in the winter and growing up in the winter stunts growth. I have also heard that growing in the summer allows for more light which helps the chicks growth. Both sound plausible, but I have had excellent luck both ways. Thanks to LOVELY predation this year, I keep feeding whatever it is that's killing my birds. So JUST when I think "hey, I can start culling for breeders" guess what's killed... Anyway, I'm debating just setting and hatching all through the winter or at least until my breeders stop laying this year. When do YOU stop hatching for the year? Posing this for exhibition breeders specifically, but anyone is more than welcome to reply!