Importance of light consistency?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Kentucky Steve, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. Kentucky Steve

    Kentucky Steve In the Brooder

    May 11, 2012
    I am wondering how important it is to be consistent when it comes to lighting. Shorter days mean electric lighting in my coop. Should the lights come on at the same time every day or does it matter if I am an hour off from say 6am? Will it cause the pullets confusion?

    I know... Dumb question...
  2. dkosh

    dkosh Songster

    Jul 6, 2010
    Eastern MA
    I have timers in my coops. They come on everyday at 4pm until 8pm. As far as consistency goes. I've had power failures that have screwed up the timers. We've had the power out for days from storms. The chickens don't seem to get confused or slow down. I think as long as you are consistent for most of the time the hens production should be fine.
  3. lmatvey

    lmatvey Chirping

    Sep 13, 2012
    There are no dumb questions! 'cause I dunno either :)

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