24 hour light in coop good or bad idea???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jonnyschicks, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. jonnyschicks

    jonnyschicks Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 5, 2010
    Central Oregon
    I was just wandering if it is a bad idea to leave the light on 24/7 I'm in Central Oregon and we are getting in the low 30s and high 20s at night but since this is the HIGH DESERT it is still in the 50s to 60s in the day time.... so just wondering if that might slow my chicks to start laying.???

    btw the light is white and not red if that matters or not??
  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

    Dec 2, 2009
    Are you talking about a heatlamp? How old are your birds? If they are full grown they dont need extra heat at all. If they are younger I would turn it on at night and off during the day. Use a red bulb.

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