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Light and Egg Laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dcampbell54, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. dcampbell54

    dcampbell54 In the Brooder

    We have 9 leghorns chicken that have stopped laying. I've been told its due to lighting. Will someone please explain it to me and let me know how many hours of lighting they need.
    Thanks Donna
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2008
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    It is suggested that 14-16 hours of light is necessary for good production. I have found that 12 hours is sufficient to get them to resume or continue laying.

  3. spook

    spook Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    North Central Florida
    Well, if it makes you feel any better, I'm in the same boat, I bought a timer so the light comes on at 5 am, but the weather being so cold, now I'm looking on how to set up a safe waterer that doesn't consist of running out in my jammies with water. Good luck to you!!!!

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