We keep a low watt light on our laying hens 24-7. They seem to do well, lay well, and are rather content with this set up. Does anyone else use a light on their birds 24-7? We were concerned that during the winter months, too much darkness might cause them to moult, or at least that is what we heard could happen. During the summer, we let them out at 5 am and they go in around 9 when it is dark, and we do not leave a light on for them. I am basically just trying to get some feedback/general consensus about what other people here do as far as lighting during the darker winter months Is there any downfall to providing TOO much light? Here in ohio, the sun rises about 7:00 am this time of year and it starts getting dark around 5:00-5:30. Any advice from you veterans out there would be much appreciated. I want to make sure I am not in some way harming the birds by keeping the light on all night.. Thanks again!