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Hello, I am new from California

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lorena, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. lorena

    lorena New Egg

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    Hello, I am a new member in Backyard Chicken and very interested in raising some more productive birds. I am from California and am blessed with great weather and sunshine. Does anyone have any insight or tips on how to keep my birds laying in the shorter days of the year? I know there are lights you can use, but what are people actually using? thank you and I would love to hear your insight. Thank you.
    Lorena
     
  2. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Alaska.[​IMG]
     
  3. lorena

    lorena New Egg

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    Do you light your birds Alaska?
     
  4. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am very new at this and will be my first winter with birds. We plan on having a heat lamp and a white light on a timer for 14 hours a day.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] There have been discussions on BYC about using artificial light to keep hens laying thru the winter. Hens like woman are born with all the ova they will produce in a lifetime. If lights in the coop keep them producing eggs year round, they will run out of them sooner than allowing nature(and real sun) to do as she intended.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Lorena, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! I agree with drumstick...many threads on the subject. I personally don't add light. During the low light days when the laying slows I think it's just nature's way of giving the hens a break to recover. Good luck to you!
     
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! x2 on what drumstick diva & redsoxs said :)
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I agree.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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