Extra light???

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

  1. happyrooster

    happyrooster Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 10, 2011
    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

    Oct 14, 2010
    Jurupa Valley, CA
    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

    Sep 12, 2009
    Nor Cal
    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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