steve25

In the Brooder
9 Years
Mar 8, 2010
40
0
32
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.
 

sonew123

Poultry Snuggie
11 Years
Mar 16, 2009
25,016
100
421
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:)
 

DenverBird

Songster
9 Years
Dec 8, 2010
259
4
119
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.

-DB
 

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