Extra light???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by happyrooster, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. happyrooster

    happyrooster Out Of The Brooder

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    How much or how long should I have light on for my chickens to lay eggs this time of year.
    I just hooked up a light on a timer for 2 1/2 hours in the morning and night, a buddy of mine said to have it on all night.
    Please let me know what works best for you.
     
  2. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    If memory serves me correct 12-14 hours of daylight. I am sure someone else will see this and either confirm or ?????..
    Hope that helps....
     
  3. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    Yep 12-14 hours. I have seen websites that insist on 16 but my birds have always laid quite well for me on 12-14 hours of light. I have the light on a timer and it comes on at 4am, that way they get a good night's rest but aren't tempted to stay outside the coop in the evening when predators are active. [​IMG]
     

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