Note: If you raise your spring chicks on natural light in
the summer, when it comes to the fall, increase their
light by 1/2 an hour per week until 16 hours is reached.
WATCH OUT!!!!!!!WINTER DAYLIGHT REDUCTION,
QUALITY OF FOOD, LACK OF WATER OR COLD
TEMPERATURES MAY PREVENT YOUR YOUNG HENS
FROM COMING INTO LAY, OR RESULT IN YOUR OLDER
LAYING HENS GOING INTO A MOLT (SHEDDING THEIR
FEATHERS & CEASE LAYING). IF THIS OCCURS, GO
BACK TO THE LIGHTING PROGRAM RECOMMENDED &
FEED & WATER SCHEDULE FOR LAYERS
HYBRID LAYERS REQUIRE 18% LAYER RATION. Your birds will suffer burn out after 3 months of lay and will likely start picking and eating their eggs as well as stop laying.
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