winter egg production, chicken care, poultry management, poultry husbandry department
Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
It is not difficult to secure fall and winter eggs in profitable numbers if we provide suitable conditions and then try to meet those conditions. Such Factors as feed, care and even breeding conditions all enter into egg production, but are somewhat limited as compared with early hatching of pullets. Mature pullets of any of the popular breeds will lay winter eggs and there is probably little difference in their actual productive capacity under favorable conditions. There are however, marked differences in the various breeds with respect to uniformity of color, size or weight of the eggs produced, as well as market conditions in regard to eggs of certain color and of 24 ounces to the dozen. In South Dakota, although with no central market, we should select our eggs for market purposes, as well as aim to produce as many eggs as possible, since the demand is greater than the supply. This is especially true of winter eggs.
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Hayes, E. L., "The Care of Pullets for Winter Eggs" (1918). SDSU Extension Circulars. 6.