Infrared heat lamps and egg laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by branagh, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. branagh

    branagh In the Brooder

    Dec 2, 2007
    Nova Scotia
    Hi folks,

    I'm new at raising chickens.

    My girls are around 18 weeks old and are probably nearing their egg laying stage.

    The temps here last night in Nova Scotia were around -14 celcius or 10 fahrenheit.

    I have a 250 watt infrared overhead lamp in the hen house.

    This morning it was a few degrees below freezing in there even with the lamp on.

    Question: Will the infrared lamp be bright enough to induce egg laying or should I have a brighter white light?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    I am also new at my 6 girls back in October .Four of them were 21 weeks and were just starting to lay eggs....In the last five days I have been leaving the red heat light on low in the coop and they are still laying matter a fact I had a first egg today from a bantam......the eggs are earlier thou ....hope that helps....

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