Light not working

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

  1. Mikee1948

    Mikee1948 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2011
    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

    Jul 25, 2009
    Ribera New Mexico
    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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