Light in the Coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by c0dywhite, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. c0dywhite

    c0dywhite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard that a light in the coop will help chickens lay, but I have a little problem...
    My chicken coop is like 100 yards from my house, so there is no outlets or nothing!
    I bought a battery operated light from Dollar Tree, but that don't last long. Ig you do get what you pay for. Anyway, any advice in about what I could do would be greatly appreciated! I have 20 hens & 3 roos
     
  2. c0dywhite

    c0dywhite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    , but no eggs! The only eggs I get is from my ducks about everyother day & my silkie about twice a week. I need eggs!!
    Thanks!!

    -Cody
     
  3. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are your hens? Do you let the free range? Are the nests open to other critters getting the eggs? Lights will help, but with 20 hens you should be getting some eggs with the days naturally getting longer. Unless they all are in molt.
     
  4. c0dywhite

    c0dywhite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some a little older thn 1 year & idk about some. All of the combs are bright red. To your questions are yes&yes. I don't think anything is taking the eggs. I have no way of getting light into the coop bc no outlets in there.
     

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