Laying Hens and How Light Effects Egg Production

If your chickens are laying less frequent, this article many help you understand why.

If you haven’t made any big changes to how you’re caring for them, there’s a good chance it’s caused by the short day lengths. Chickens need 14-16 hours of light each day to lay their best… Continue Reading

The Hint of Spring

The Hens are Back to Work

Cookie, Buff Orphington

It may still feel like the dead of winter in many places around the country, but here in Arizona spring is quite apparent.  While the hens rest during the colder winter months the egg production substantially decreases.  Most all the heavy breeds continue to lay every two to three days, but the exhibition or fancy light birds quit laying altogether. But now the days are getting longer, and with warmer temperatures, the entire flock has started laying again. Even my fancy ladies Lady Madonna and Penny Lane added their pretty white eggs to the nest with all the others.

Lady Madonna, Silver Laced Polish Hen, White Egg Layer
TBN Farm Fresh Nest-Run Eggs
Penny Lane, White Crested Blue Polish Hen

This is Jojo, she’s a Sizzle pullet, and the newest addition to the flock. White egg layer.

Jojo, Sizzle Pullet