Light not working

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mikee1948, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. Mikee1948

    Mikee1948 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a light in the coop that comes with a timer to give them 12 hours of light, but egg production is actually slowing. I have six hens (2 are Australorps), and I'm getting 3- 4, sometimes 5, eggs per day. I mentioned the Australorps because I've noticed black feathers scattered around the coop and run.
     
  2. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They could be going though a molt for the winter as well as you should have 14 hours of light. Add some portein to their diet this may help. I have started feeding a 22% layer this winter and I'm getting on average 16 eggs a day from 45 hen (40 are just six months old)
     

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