I am a liar again. I had said I was not going to use artificial lights on all my hens. I now have lights on timers on every hen. If you work for an insurance company, the fire inspectors or the electrical inspectors offices, please disregard this.
I have extension cords everywhere! But I did get lights to everyone. Even Bert Jr and King Georges girls
When I put the light into Bert's coop, they all had to come into the coop and talk about what I was doing. They really chattered about it. Most thought it was Ok, Others thought it was upsetting the ecosystem. I put the timer on Berts twice a day. 4 am until 8 am and then 5-7 pm. There are a couple of his girls that want to sit outside I thought the light being on at dusk might lure them inside.
I have all the turkey hens in the Creamette coop and pen, to keep them safe from the boys. I hope they do not start laying eggs yet. I am building new coops and breeding pens for them. I should have 2 coops done tomorrow, but those are going to Ed and the PC's and Blackie and the BA's.
I am thinking of putting a pen within a pen using the vacant turkey house as a coop for Ethel and JJ and just giving them a small pen to roam around. JJ is limping tonight, I think fighting with the teenagers is too rough on him.
That's my day..