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Benefit of lights in the winter?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ArchyJill, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. ArchyJill

    ArchyJill New Egg

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    We are debating whether or not to artificially increase daylight hours as winter approaches. Give how many eggs we have piling up and how long those eggs will last what would be the long term effects of letting the hens do their "normal" thing through the winter months?
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    There are pros and cons, you will find many conflicting opinions.
    I just gave my current thoughts on it here .

    Try the advanced search function too.
    advanced search>titles only> winter lighting
     

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