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Lighting & Laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dirty Dozen, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Dirty Dozen

    Dirty Dozen Songster

    May 30, 2009
    Long Island, New York
    Does anyone know exactly how/why light affects a hen's laying? I know more light, more eggs, but wonder why.[​IMG]

  2. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    I'm just taking a guess, but it may have to do with longer days signifying that it's a good time to expand the flock to take advantage of warm weather to rear the young and also the beginning of the season of plentiful food sources for the expanding flock. This is usually the way with wild animals, and chickens have all descended from the red jungle fowl who still inhabit forests in South America.
  3. lambchicks

    lambchicks Songster

    May 21, 2009
    North Carolina
    [​IMG] That would be my guess too!
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2012

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