Artificial lighting?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Pokes79, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. Pokes79

    Pokes79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much lighting is required to keep quail/chickens laying in the winter? Would a couple strings of white christmas lights running through the coop or quail pen work?
     
  2. kingmt

    kingmt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    14 hours is what I've heard on here.

    There is a few people on this form that are using Christmas lights.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    You need the equivalent to 1 candle flame for 14 hours a day for chickens, I'm not sure of brightness for quail. The christmas lights should work fine.
     
  4. Kullas

    Kullas Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm Using A String Of The Mini X-mas Lights And It Works Fine--- Got 'em On A Dusk Timer/ Photocell That Turns Them On At Dusk And I Have The Time Off Set For 6 Hrs Later--- Egg Production Started Up On Day 3 And Still Climbing...
     
  6. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Its all about enough light to be able to feed, if they can see to eat they will lay well.. I would stay with 14 to 16 hours of artificial and natural lighting combined.
    Have your artificial light come on early in the morning and go off when the sun rises fully, that way at bed time they don't get stranded on the floor and can roost with sun down. works well for quail that like to roost in addition to chooks
     
  7. kingmt

    kingmt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens go to bed long before the lights go out.
     
  8. jaybeeson18

    jaybeeson18 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can I use a normal light bulb in a shed?
     
  9. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

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