light on?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by steve25, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. steve25

    steve25 In the Brooder

    Mar 8, 2010
    riley, michigan
    once the birds are fully feathered can i shut the light off at night? i have 5 weeks till processing. i think the light is making my layers that are in the pen next to meat birds drop in egg production.
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    Quote:I would..what are your temps? I got 26 meat birds last year in late August and I never once used a light because it was just warm enough outside:)
  3. DenverBird

    DenverBird Songster

    Dec 8, 2010
    West Denver Burbs
    I'd be surprised if the light is making the layers produce fewer eggs - the commercial laying operations use lights to stimulate production all the time.

    If they're feathered out and its not getting too cold at night, the meaties shouldn't need light. If anything, you may want to put in a timer so after it really cools off in the wee hours they get some heat.


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