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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by joe douglas, Dec 13, 2012.
what are the best hours to have a light on in the chicken house because of shorter daylight hours .
If you have the lights come on early in the morning giving the birds an early start you don't have to worry about evening lights going out before the birds go to roost.
I turn a solar LED light inside the coop on at 5am, and also a solar LED light in the run at the same time, which gives them about 2 extra hours of light. It's not real bright, but it's enough that they get moving and go outside and start their day. I don't turn any light on at night, it's getting dark well before 5pm now, and they're in for the night at that point. Daytime temps have been mid 30's-40's, nights in the mid 20's and we're still getting 4-6 eggs a day from 6 hens, so it seems to be working for them,