light needed to lay an egg

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ken facemire, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. ken facemire

    ken facemire Out Of The Brooder

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    How much light is needed a day for a chicken to produce an egg. My chickens have slowed down and i believe it is because of the days being shorter.
     
  2. ODEY587

    ODEY587 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My light comes on at 5 and goes off at 8pm
     
  3. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    The optimum hours of light are considered to be ---> 14
     
  4. ken facemire

    ken facemire Out Of The Brooder

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    well isn't their a certain about of hours needed? i read it once in a magazine but forget
     
  5. ken facemire

    ken facemire Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thankyou i appreciate it very much [​IMG]
     
  6. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yes.....---->14, although I have read many people have the light come on at 4am, and go off at 7am...whatever you prefer.
    I am opting for no light...still getting 9 eggs a day from 11 girls.
     

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