extra lights in the coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cajunlizz, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    WELL , things are looking up .. DH added light in both our coops .

    2nd. day we went from picking 3 eggs to picking 5 , next day picked 7 , next day picked 9 , and YESTERDAY picked 12 .

    NOW we have our empty egg cartons ready . [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Well Done. I have a skylight in the coop so the natural sun comes in early but they have a heat lamp in there and out of my 14 laying, I am still getting 12 eggs every morning.

    I will let them lay when they want and went they take a break that is fine with me.
     
  3. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    I've been using a light and out of 37 layers I averaged 32 eggs a day. That went up to 36 when I started giving hog feed in the evening. I still give layer crumbles during the day.

    Twice the light burned out in the night and I still got good numbers.

    Mary
     
  4. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a heat lamp on my chicks and enough must shine on the older ones because I'm getting a lot of eggs.
     
  5. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:HOG FEED ? [​IMG] never heard of that ..... fill me in
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2008
  6. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    I get it at a mill. They mix their own. I pay 12.50 for 100 lb. I think it keeps them warmer at night too.

    I was reluctant to try it but they have lots of farmers they sell to that only buy hog feed.
     

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