Lights for egg production??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Dixiedoodle, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Would it be ok to use Christmas lights or rope lighting in the coop, on a timer to provided the extra light. It seems it would be safer to use this kind of lights --less of a fire risk. True??? Thanks Dixie
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Rope light ought to work out fabulously.

    Our light is on a timer... Goes on at 6AM, goes off at 8PM.

    BUT.... our egg production is slipping. We only got 6 today, 9 yesterday, 12 the day before that. We were getting 12 a day all of the time before that. And I have a couple of broodies and some non layers that I need to process.
  3. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 26, 2008
    mtns of ,NC.
    I think some already do use them. About safety?? I don't have a clue. Jean

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