Hello, I am new from California

Do you supplement light for your birds during the shorter days of the year?

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  • No

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lorena

Hatching
6 Years
Jul 22, 2013
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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
 

AK Baha

Songster
6 Years
Jul 10, 2013
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81
148
Anchorage, Alaska.
Hello and welcome from Alaska.
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drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
Aug 26, 2009
140,244
286,079
2,097
Out to pasture
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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.
 

redsoxs

Crowing
8 Years
Jul 17, 2011
25,643
2,087
463
North Central Kansas
Greetings from Kansas, Lorena, and
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! 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!
 

sourland

Broody Magician
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
May 3, 2009
124,950
382,080
2,027
New Jersey
Greetings from Kansas, Lorena, and
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! 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!

I agree.
 

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