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do i have to have good lighting in coop to for them to lay eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jonbanks, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. jonbanks

    jonbanks Songster

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    my rirs are in there 23 week i think maybe a couple more. but they have not started laying. i was wonderig if the lighting in the coop was a problem. i only have one window and it lets in minimal light during day. so can someone help me out
     

  2. jonbanks

    jonbanks Songster

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    anyone?
     
  3. chicksgalore

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    I think it could have something to do with it, especially since there is less daylight now. What is 14 or 16 hours a chicken needs a day to lay any egg?
     
  4. my first peepers

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    Do they go outside? I'm no expert but I would think more natural light would help. Also if you have a timer you can have a light that turns on for a couple of hours in the morning...say 5am.
    I have three 23 week old EEs and one just laid her first egg yesterday. I guess all breeds are different though. I hope this helps!!??
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Normally I would say yes - they need 12-15 hours of light a day to keep laying. We have lights set up, but they have been tapering off lately. No idea what is going on.
     
  6. jonbanks

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    thanks i do let them out side for a few hours a day but i guess im going to have to cut another window in the chicken coop
     

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