- Nov 6, 2009
I have a 25w light in my 8' x 4' coop that is on a timer. I have it so that it turns on at 5am, giving my chickens apx 13 hrs of daylight. ( was 14, but the days are getting shorter, and I haven't adjusted the timer yet) My first question is, is that enough light, since their egg laying has still decreased? Also, will having the light on affect them going into a molt? I thought that chickens start to molt as the days shorten, and I'm wondering if the extra lighting is messing with that. I have 8 chickens,and aside from my rooster loosing his "pony tail" feathers, as I call them, about a month ago, no one is molting as far as I can tell. Thanks for any input!!