Observations after two nights without light:
1) 3 hens, no eggs yet today (not common), all 3 layed yesterday.
2) my most vocal hen was quiet, and all were strangely calm this morning (in the run). I opened the coop cautiously because they were so quiet. I thought there might be a surprise inside. So? ...were they quiet because they had a good nights rest?
I know the light stimulates egg production, but does it keep them awake?
I also like to have the light on because it might keep unwanted predators away?
Just some questions and some observations...