does the type of light matter for egglaying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Beau coop, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. Beau coop

    Beau coop Songster

    May 19, 2008
    If I add supplemental lighting to my coop to enhance egglaying, does it matter what type of light?

    I guess sunlight is best, but short of that, is a regular incandescent, a compacrt flourescent, a red heat lamp,or a simulated sunlight bulb best.?

    And why?

    I would like to add just a little bit of time to their days, understanding that nature wants them to rest a bit.

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