Can you use christmas lights as a source of light to improve laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nittanyxi, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. nittanyxi

    nittanyxi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I put a string of christmas lights in and around the coop would that be enough light to improve laying in the winter or does it need to be a 60 watt light?
     
  2. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    It depends upon how bright it is. If you can still read the newspaper in there then it's bright enough.
     
  3. serendipityfarm

    serendipityfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I did. One string of lights around the inside perimeter (a roof level) of 8x8 coop. On a timer so it comes on around 4:30 & goes off around 9. Still getting plenty of eggs! [​IMG]
     
  4. PoultryParadise

    PoultryParadise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a good idea.
     
  5. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Christmas lights in my coop & run. I had to get the pack to see exactly what is says: 250 Warm White Mini-style LED Lights. This is what the run looks like:
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    I don't have a picture of inside the coop, but both coop & run are bright enough to read a newspaper. Since my little chickies are only 9 weeks old, the lights aren't really helping me get more eggs!
     
  6. spartacus_63

    spartacus_63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They are probably to young to read too...[​IMG]
     
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  7. kendra1178

    kendra1178 Out Of The Brooder

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    We swapped out our regular 60 watt light bulb for a string of 25 LED Christmas lights a few weeks ago. Egg production has been the same or better for us since we switched. I did it because I wanted to avoid the fire risk of a regular bulb. Our timer goes on around 4am and off around 8am.
     
  8. Moabite

    Moabite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put up a string of rope lights and after a couple weeks, my egg production went from nill to 4 or 5 from 6 a day.[​IMG]
     
  9. Moabite

    Moabite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LED's are cool to the touch, this is so good to know, thank you.
     
  10. Moabite

    Moabite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Is that a Christmas tree I see in your coop? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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