[Sca-cooks] newbee planning feast in winter, blog

Anne-Marie Rousseau dailleurs at liripipe.com
Thu Jun 18 06:53:35 PDT 2009

Re: egg production...

Here in the PacNW its common for hens to slow or even stop during the
winter. This is tied to daylight hours. In the winter our days are pretty

Depending on WHERE you're trying to re-create (italy? Vs scandahoovia?) it
makes perfect sense that eggs would be much less common in the winter than
in other seasons...

Or so it is in our neck of the woods (literally :))


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Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] newbee planning feast in winter, blog

Chickens would nest in the hay and provide eggs for the winter.  It is my 
understanding that egg production slows in winter, but doesn't stop unless 
the hens experience significant hardship.


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