Bad chicken farmer = good rewards

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Linn Bee, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Linn Bee

    Linn Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    I feel so quilty! I was 'playing' with the light timers in my coop yesterday to allow for about 13 hours of daylight. I made a mistake and accidently left the timer in the 'on' position rather in timer mode. As a result, my poor babies had 24 hours of daylight.

    Also, as a result, I collected 11 eggs from my 10 hens today. I've never gotten 10 eggs in a day. Nine once, but I was always happy with 8 eggs a day. I suspect the extra egg was laid after I tucked them in last night. The others were laid today. I now have (I hope) the timers set properly. I wonder how many I'll see tomorrow with the hens getting a good night's sleep?

    Love, Linn B (aka Smart Red) Gardening zone 5a - 4b in south-est, central-est Wisconsin
     
  2. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    That's kinda funny! I'm sure your chickens are happy with some rest time tonight. Your post might inspire someone frustrated with non-laying hens to leave a light on to get the laying started again.
     
  3. goldies99

    goldies99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haaaa......i just put a timer in my coop last night as well.......this morning.......my DH came running in to wake me bright and early from a sound sleep to let me know
    i left the chicken coop light on all night!.....ugggggggggg!!!!!!!!.......i told him ..I HAVE A TIMER!!!!!!!!!
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2011
  4. Linn Bee

    Linn Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Ha, ha, ha! At least I got a good night's sleep.

    Love, Linn B (aka Smart Red) Gardening zone 5a - 4b in south-est, central-est Wisconsin
     

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