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light for egg laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ipie68, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. ipie68

    ipie68 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 29, 2011
    Penfield, PA
    do chickens need extended "light" hours to lay eggs, if so how long? [​IMG]
  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    They need a total of 14 hours of light per day.
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Actually, first year pullets often lay very well on less light. I only provide 11 hours of light and egg laying is quite adequate. It depends on the age and on the breed.

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