How much light needed?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by vjbakke, May 6, 2011.

  1. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our coop is in a garage and has a window but still doesn't get much sun. I am thinking we will have to leave a florescent light on a timer in their coop for good egg production, especially in our cold dark MN winters. What amount of light is good? Maybe an LED would be good, that would use even less power to run it.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    If you are going to add light, it's recommended that you provide it for 14 hours a day.
     
  3. DickGJ

    DickGJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have LED Rope lights installed in the ceiling of my coop. It uses very little electricity, no heat (so no worries of fire), and it provides enough light that they'll continue to feed, drink and lay eggs in.
    Works well for me...and easy to install. No worries of broken glass either from a regular incandescent or flourescent light bulb. Maybe a lava lamp or mood lamp will improve the laying...scratch that thought... you may only end up with "laid back" hens who won't give a darn while flipping you the peace sign! Ha ha!
     
  4. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I like the rope light idea. I just might try that!
     

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