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How much light does the coop need to have or not for chickens to lay ??

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tripleccc, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. tripleccc

    tripleccc In the Brooder

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    Is there a certain amount of light needed in the coop for them to lay?
     

  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hi there, [​IMG] and welcome to BYC!

    They need between 12-16 hours a day total. So you can turn on a light a few hours before sun up, turn it off during the day and then turn it back on for a few hours after sunset. Give them a week or two before you expect any eggs. :)

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. Alright [​IMG] great to have you onboard [​IMG]
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us! 14-16 hours of daylight will usually keep, and start, hens laying.
     

  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    What Kelsie said! Welcome to BYC.
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! x3 on Kelsie's advice, good luck to you.
     

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