Light on 24/7?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chvojka, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. chvojka

    chvojka Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 23, 2009
    Central Michigan
    Is it bad to keep a light on in the coop all the time? It's a 40 watt. What problems could it cause if any? Should I have it on a timer?
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    If you chose to use light it would be better to have it on a timer, set so that the chickens get a total of 14 hrs. of light a day.
    It's very stressful to them to have light 24/7, IMO. Kinda like us trying to sleep with a light on all the time.

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