Importance of light consistency?

Kentucky Steve

In the Brooder
7 Years
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...
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.

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