Bringing fresh eggs from coop to kitchen is a backyard flock owner’s delight Trouble is, sometimes there’s too much of a good thing
Hens lay on their own schedule Adding light during winter’s short days tricks birds into thinking it’s spring so they lay more eggs during the dark months But lighting a coop isn’t a perfect solution
All hens seem to lay more as daily natural sunlight expands and days warm Families who don’t use artificial winter light see egg production strongly rev up come spring Those that do use lights often see a smaller increase Fancy breeds, not known
With Easter fast approaching, many of us backyard chicken owners are ready with baskets full of fresh eggs!
Hens really start laying on overdrive when the weather warms up and the sun decides to hang around later each evening Those eggs we waited for all winter, may now be arriving in droves! Easter is the perfect time to use up lots of those delicious eggs!
No Easter would be complete without dying Easter eggs, and when you have your own eggs fresh from your hens, it makes it all the more enjoyable
White, cream, blue, green, and dark brown- many of us
Chickens are farm superstars They produce eggs almost daily Some chickens have even been known to lay multiple eggs per day They don’t require much food in order to produce those eggs, either One thing that many chicken owners quickly realize is that some chickens tend to slow down or stop laying eggs in the winter
Why is that? Keep reading to learn more about why chickens may stop laying in the winter
Hens and Daylight
The hen’s body and egg production is a complex cycle that is impacted by the amount of daylight