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Does a Chicken Lay Year-Round? - CHOW Tip

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Uploaded on Mar 1, 2010

Esperanza Pallana, who writes the urban farming blog Pluck and Feather, explains that chicks and pullets will take about nine months to get up to speed with the laying. And they have seasonal fluctuations, so expect fewer eggs in the winter.

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When you buy chicks or even pullets, which are young birds, you're not going to have eggs right away. It takes about nine months before a chicken starts laying. In the cold months you get a lot less egg production. Throughout the spring and summer months, when it starts to warm up, you'll get nearly an egg a day. So be patient, once they start laying they're going to lay continuously for two years.

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