Is it pointless at this point to even put a light in my coop?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Smokin Silkies, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. Smokin Silkies

    Smokin Silkies formerly browneyebuttafly

    Mar 27, 2009
    Western, PA
    I haven't had a light in the coop for about 6 weeks now due to me trying to save some money and my girls stopped laying a few weeks ago.....BUT people are really wanting hatching eggs & chicks and I reaaaaallllly need the money....soooo I put a light back down there today. Not sure if it'll work or not to get them laying again? Some are molting it looks. I have a heat lamp but I was going to put a regular bulb in there tomorrow. Am I wasting my time or will they start laying again? It also doesn't matter what kind of bulb I use either right....as the article said in the sticky about egg production? Thanks!
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Oh sure.

    Get a cheap timer. Increase their "mornings" by 10 minutes, then in a few days, continue to add 10 minutes. Work your way up to them having light come on at 5:00 am. This should help a lot. Do not change this until late spring when morning grey is actually 5 am.

    You won't see anything dramatic, but "rushing" spring is what you need to do. Hope it works well for you.
     

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