light for egg laying

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

  1. ipie68

    ipie68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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