lights - egg laying ......

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Miz Mary, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. Miz Mary

    Miz Mary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2008
    Pacific NW
    Will a red heat lamp work to add extra daylight hours for egg laying ???

    My hens were laying all summer.... I noticed I was getting only a few eggs /day , so I put in a white LED light ...... they havent started laying again !! Was I too late with the light , or will they start laying again ????
  2. HarlansHollowFarms

    HarlansHollowFarms bana-bhuidseach anns gára

    Jan 16, 2009
    Quote:The red heat lamp will NOT add daylight hours.

    The white light will.
  3. TheSitcomGirls

    TheSitcomGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 17, 2010
    My chickens almost stopped laying in mid October so I added a 100 watt regular old light bulb that comes on at 4:30 AM and goes off at 7:30 AM. It gets dark at 5:00 here now. With a week they were laying regular again.

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