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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tripleccc, Jan 25, 2014.
Is there a certain amount of light needed in the coop for them to lay?
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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.
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They recommend 14-16 hours of daylight for hens to lay, as for how bright, the general rule of thumb is it should be bright enough though that you are able to read a newspaper by the light. The type of bulb etc is important also, the one link goes into how to figure out foot candles if you want to get that specific.
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Glad you joined us! 14-16 hours of daylight will usually keep, and start, hens laying.
Welcome to BYC! We're glad to have you.
What Kelsie said! Welcome to BYC.
Welcome to BYC! x3 on Kelsie's advice, good luck to you.