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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chickidi, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. Chickidi

    Chickidi Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi again, still trying to find where I post my questions, feel like I am in the wrong window, but will try asking a question and hope to get a reply only because I feel I am in the wrong place for questions.
    Were getting ready to build our chicken coop, this is Florida, so were trying to keep it under trees for shade. There is a security light that would light up the area of the chicken coop. Will that interfere with there cycles. Don't want them to be laying continuously, have only four chickens, Rhode Island reds. Just wondering if they will go in there coops at night to sleep or will the security light interfer.
    Thanks, Chickidi
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For a while you'll need to "teach" the chickens to go in at night if you are going to free range. If the birds are going to be in a run, the chickens will figure it out on their own. Some kind of curtain over the window will prevent the light from interfering. If you look at the top of this page you will find the word "forum". If you go there it will show you where to post for the most effectiveness.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. Chickidi

    Chickidi Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, hope to find my way around soon[​IMG]
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. In my experience, a security light will likely encourage a roo to crow at all hours, but your girls will be fine as long as the light is not shining into the coop (i.e. you use curtains etc).

    All the best
    CT
     
  7. Chickidi

    Chickidi Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Ct.
     
  8. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    You are most welcome


    CT
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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