I live in Ontario, Canada. I have five hens that are currently molting. I was wondering if i should put a light on in thier coop for a couple extra hours a day as the daylight is less now? I know they dont lay as much when they are molting and i dont really want to mess with thier natural cycle. I guess what i am asking is, should i leave the lights OFF until they are finished molting? Then would i GRADUALLY increasethe light hours to start production again or could i just switch them to 14hours of light right off the bat? Will that screw them up?
I would just like them to get some nice down feathers as it can get REALLY cold here!