Artificial Light when to start?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SundownWaterfowl, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Now that it is the end of september, im thinking to add a regular light to my chicken pens to keep them laying. Just until the end of october. Now, is it the right time to add artifical light?

    When does their laying slow down because of the daylight?
     
  2. antlers

    antlers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Start now. best production is about 14 hours light and we have less than that now.
     
  3. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
    Frozen Lake, MN
    Sundown - Why are you thinking only until the end of October? Daylight savings time change?
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Well, after october I want the bantams to have a break from the laying. As my new standard pullets should lay all winter.
     
  5. antlers

    antlers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The new standards will not lay well unless they get 14 hours or more light too. If youwant the one to stop while the others lay you will have to seperate them .
     
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:They are seperate.
     

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