Days getting shorter already! Ugh!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jdoane, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. jdoane

    jdoane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pullets will be hitting egg laying age during the early winter. I know this may delay their first eggs. Considering adding light. What is the recommended number of hours of light per day? And how bright does it need to be? Would a strong flashlight in a small (4x4) coop be enough?
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    A 40 watt bulb in that small space will be plenty. My light is on a timer and comes on at 4:00am and goes off at 9:00am. Then the chickens go to bed at night when the sun goes down.
     
  3. jdoane

    jdoane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SO what does that give you during the winter? 12-13 hours?
     
  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    approximately
     

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