Light for winter laying....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JodyJo, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2010
    I just posted this to another poster, then started wondering something...I read once that a strand of Christmas lights is enough light in the longer winter nights to keep the girls laying.
    How many hours exactly do they need, and is the small light a strand give off enough?
    I plan on getting a timer, but can use a regular 25W bulb too, if the Christmas lights aren't enough.
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I use a 7 watt night light. I keep it on 24/7. I have no problems with my birds laying in the winter or summer. I used to have a light on a timer until the timer died but realized it wasn't making any difference. But, I live in Florida. If you live in a northern state it might make a difference as the daylight hrs are shorter.

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