does it matter if you run lights in coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blueseal, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. blueseal

    blueseal Songster

    Jul 3, 2008
    iv had a light on with a timer for a week now and not getting many eggs. it comes on at 345 am off at 7am. before the days were getting shorter i was getting a dozen a day. now im only getting half a dozen a day. how long does it take for them to lay good again. i know people that are haveing success with it. guess its just a wait and see thing.
  2. mdbokc

    mdbokc Songster

    Jun 22, 2009
    Oklahoma County, OK
    3:45 AM? If I was chicken, I'd shoot my owner ---just kidding! Go for the 14 hours of light and hope for the best.
  3. big greg barker

    big greg barker Songster

    Oct 26, 2008
    central maine
    Hey Blueseal,
    I have my timers set to start at 4:00 am, and off at 7, then on again at 5:30 pm and off at 9. My old flock laid 12 -15 from 20 hens consistently through the whole winter last year. My new flock is just starting to lay, so we will see what happens this year.

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