I have read about the eggs production is getting less but yet I read about putting light in to get them (think it is to get them) to still lay why would you want them to lay all year round yes yes for the eggs but don't they need a break (no pun meant) from laying. I raise rabbits for comsumption and breeders I have talked to they no sooner have a litter a week old or just born and they breed the rabbit again I understnad this is their livelyhood but I don't breed like this in the winter they are not bred and I breed twice a year depending on how big the babies grow.
My chickens have the same if they don't lay any eggs then they don't so I go to market I feel they should have a break and not have to lay all year round. Isn't this what the big companies do something about the light and molting I think I have read, in no means am I saying in any way your chickens are being treated as they do FAR FROM IT but I feel I am missing something here and I would like to be educated as to this.
I don't push my animals as you don't but is it good to let them have a break from laying to recoop a little and in spring they start again. I have had two hens which with nothing of light or anything to help, they laid through winter I felt this was odd since they were not to and though not a lot of eggs did lay so is it possible they could lay even if you don't have atificail light.
I mean not to step on anyones toes here and am sure I have not understood it can someone please educate me perhaps this would help know more of my chickens.
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