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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Grey's, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. Grey's

    Grey's Out Of The Brooder

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    I think chicks needs 14 hrs of daylight to lay eggs?
    we have a heat lamp on all the time in the coop and it keeps the coop at zero or just above, would this light have anything to do with egg laying? shud we turn it off or put it on a timer?
     
  2. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Florida
    I leave mine on all the time in winter. Maybe someone else can shed further "light" on that.
     
  3. Grey's

    Grey's Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks LOL
     
  4. Petej

    Petej Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens need about 14 hours of light a day to reach maximum production.

    They also (some say) don't need a heat source if the coop is free of drafts.

    I have light in my coop, but it;s not a heat lamp, it's simply for lighting and production....
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I keep a light on all the time. It doesn't cause problems.

    Imp
     

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