Enabled the coop light last night

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ken H, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. Ken H

    Ken H Songster

    May 21, 2009
    For the first time I provided power to the 40 watt coop light. It's on a timer set to come on at 6:30 am. It's circuit has a photo cell that will shut it off when daylight gets strong enough. It's also set to shut off at 8:30 pm. This will give 14 hours of light. I have read that is optimal. Got 2 of 8 in the nesting boxes. They seem to prefer two of the boxes consistantly. They fill the other boxes with poop instead of eggs. I clean the boxes daily. I get a very consistant 5 eggs per day from my young girls. 4 ISA Browns and 1 Australorp are now laying consistantly.
  2. jafo

    jafo Songster

    May 2, 2009
    We got a light as well, only toun it on in the morning manually. Had one drop an egg from the roost night 'fore last. Hope that don't keep up. Our Orps are new to laying. We got one laying every day, and one just started every other. I think we're going to try and let them "do thier thing" through this winter light wise. and if the production really slacks, then try the light time next year. [​IMG]

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