Lighting Schedule

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jhamblin, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. jhamblin

    jhamblin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have any advice on a good lighting schedule? I would like my chickens to lay eggs in the winter but still have a nice period of time that they can molt.
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    http://animalscience.ucdavis.edu/Avian/pfs14.htm

    One good rule of thumb is to have your lights come on in the early morning so they don't get stuck on the floor of the coop when the light turns off at night.

    A lot of folks just go with around 14 hours of light.
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2012

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