Light on or off

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sky king, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. sky king

    sky king Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok So I have heard to lock your chikins up at night an when I do Ieave a light on or off. Does it confuse then as far as daylight an dark or does it matter. An it's a floresent light so no hot box nich an cool bout 75 at night
     
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    I never leave the light on at night, esp if you have laying ready hens...It will mes them up.....just my method though [​IMG]

    Edit: How old are they?? I am assuming that if you have them in an outside coop that they are old enough to not need a heat lamp?

    Best Wishes,
    Laura
     
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  3. sky king

    sky king Out Of The Brooder

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    Some 3 months some a little older so yea they dont need heat lamp but do I reay have to close them in there
     
  4. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    locking them in depends on what type of coop and run you have....and how secure the area is...and what types of predators you have in ur area.

    Pic can help [​IMG]
     
  5. K8tieCat

    K8tieCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would leave the lights off at night. They need sleep too.
     
  6. sky king

    sky king Out Of The Brooder

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    It's a12x15 coop/run The coop is 6x12 Cats are my main worry an It's pretty secure that I know of it's got a electric Frence top an bottom all the way around
     

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