Light for egg production

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Patch&Phoebe, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. Patch&Phoebe

    Patch&Phoebe In the Brooder

    Jun 25, 2007
    Kensington, CA
    I have heard varying opinions on light for egg production - is it more important to have light coming into the coop / nesting boxes, or is it overall light which is most beneficial? Thanks!
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Hens need to have 14 hours of light to lay. Daylight is best because it's good for their bones too. The UV rays help with the absorption of calcium. That's what reptiles in captivity have weak bone and suffer from Metabolic Bone Disease. There's not enough of the correct light for them.

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