Hey neighbor! I do not use lights. My reasoning is - I do not count on my eggs for income, so, I figure that giving the hens a rest during shorter light days so they can spend more time foraging is what works for me. Do I complain come holiday time and I'm getting 2 eggs per day? Heck yes! But it gives me a reason to patronize other farms in the area.
Like Stake I am counting on those Wyandottes to get me through winter.
Cskotek, as always great pics! Sorry to hear you over did it. I feel like this old body just does NOT want to do everything I want it to.
ChippysMom! Everything ok? I assume that frowns face means ya got nothing hatching? Sorry.
Yea I own a produce market so I would get eggs for free anyway so I guess It would make sense to shut them down for the winter