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Egglaying and white vs red lights-experiment (kind of)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by desertgirl, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    A little history... I have three hens, only two have been laying, and we get an egg per day, sometimes two a day . Some days, no eggs, but hey, it is winter, right?

    So my DH and I were going to lay off the white lights, you know-let things go more naturally. We have a red (heat) light on a timer (I know, I know, they are spoiled), but last night the red bulb burned out so my DH put a white bulb in.

    THis morning I came hime from work, and there were 5 eggs in the nest area, including a teal colored beauty from my EE (first egg for her)!!!![​IMG]

    Just thought I'd share...do what you think is best.[​IMG]
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Yep, red light if you absolutely must add heat. White light for laying.
     
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Red for heat, White for laying.

    AL
     
  4. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    While I understood the premise, I only posted to illustrate what a huge difference the change in lights made. I was surprised.
     

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