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i had put light in my coop for 8 days but no results yet !!!!

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Based on your experience how long it takes before chicken lay after light
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Based on your experience how long it takes before chicken lay after light


Let's back up and get a little more information about your situation so we can better help you.  Were the birds not laying at all or just slowed on production when you introduced the light?  How old and what breed are the birds?  What specific type of light are you using?  What is the current natural daylight length where you are and what length of lighting are you currently at - did you just jump straight to that level or are you working your way up to the goal length incrementally?

Where are we going, and why are we in this hand basket?
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Based on your experience how long it takes before chicken lay after light


Let's back up and get a little more information about your situation so we can better help you.  Were the birds not laying at all or just slowed on production when you introduced the light?  How old and what breed are the birds?  What specific type of light are you using?  What is the current natural daylight length where you are and what length of lighting are you currently at - did you just jump straight to that level or are you working your way up to the goal length incrementally?

Excellent questions from Ol Grey Mare.

 

Short answer, takes longer than 8 days.

Here's a pretty good article on supplemental lighting. 

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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