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Winter light location ?

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I have a small flock and a small coop. My girls only free range all day and go in the coop to roost at night. I can't put the light inside the coop so I attached it to a tree outside the coop and have it shining into the roost. Is that enough light? I would say it's about 8 feet away from the chickens. Is that enough light?

We really enjoy having chickens since August but we need eggs for the winter! I don't want the production to stop. We are located in Alabama. I have the light coming on at 3:30am, it gets daylight about 6:40am, and sunset at 6.
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Might be......they need to be able to get up and around, eat, drink.

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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