Light or no light?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jag, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. jag

    jag Songster

    Mar 9, 2007
    In the brooder, the chickens had light 24 hrs. The first few nights out in the coop, I left the light on. But, for the past two days and nights, I haven't been giving them light at all, just natural sunlight. I don't want to have to leave the light on all night long. Well...they are not liking it. They settle down when it's dark but until then, they are in a ruckus! I feel bad, but it's like tough love, ya know?

    So, do you have a light on and if so for how many hours?
  2. Heidi

    Heidi Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    I left a light on for about a week, but it was a very low wattage. When I started leaving it off they did make alot of noise, but after a while they will settle down. Yes, tough love.
  3. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    All my adult birds make a ruckus at roosting time. It gets really noisy out there sometimes. I think it has a lot to do with pecking order and who wants to sleep where.
  4. Cheri

    Cheri Songster

    May 6, 2007
    Dayton, TX
    Well I can't see my coop in the dark. Would a motion detector light work? Or would it disturb them?

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