Light In coop

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Waldorbigbill, May 3, 2011.

  1. Waldorbigbill

    Waldorbigbill Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 21, 2011
    Do you have to have a light in the coop? Also does anyone know of one that runs on solar or batteries witha shut off timer?
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I have power, but don't ordinarily burn a light all night. I feel they need the dark. It's mostly for an electric fence or for a heat lamp for new chicks. Last winter I did burn a low watt bulb from about 3 AM to sunrise to increase egg production; have not done that other years.

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