coop light

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kirkster5, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. kirkster5

    kirkster5 In the Brooder

    Apr 7, 2008
    We just ended a long cold stretch and I had put in 2 red heat lamps in the coop to keep the flock warm. It kick started the girls into laying again.(we were only getting about 1 egg every other day from the 3 established layers now we are getting 3 per day.) My wife and I had decided not to force the issue during the winter season and just let them lay at thier leisure. So is it ok to turn off the lights after we had just kick started them into laying again?
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Leave a light on. Enjoy the eggs.
  3. digitS'

    digitS' Songster

    Dec 12, 2007
    ID/WA border
    I think I'd switch off the heat lamp and use another light if the nights are no longer so cold.

    Actually, I use a light but no heat in my coop. It runs for 15 hours out of 24; 11-watt compact fluorescent.


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