LIGHTS OR NO LIGHTS

xrayjwd

In the Brooder
8 Years
Oct 19, 2011
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I have six chickens. three that are about four months and three that are about two moths old. No eggs yet but someone told me to leave a light on all the time. when it was really cold I put a heat lamp to keep them warm. I live in Phoenix and our temp have been quite warm so i turned the light off. What to do?
 

karlamaria

Songster
8 Years
Jan 30, 2011
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Western montana
There to young yet to hatch, mine were 5 and 7 months old before any egg and where you live it's not cold enough to worry about not enough light or cold I do not think. It takes time, you have a month or 2 to even think about seeing an egg.21 weeks is pretty accurate for most I believe
 

Kevin565

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
10 Years
Dec 22, 2009
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At this age constant light is not needed. Also once they are older the added light is usually left on at night. I believe if your light was left on in the coop all the time that might be a fire hazard. I personally do not use added lights at all.
 

tec27

Songster
8 Years
May 6, 2011
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Pittsburgh
i live in pittsburgh and my chicks are outside in their coop with no lights or anything. It went down to around 25 degrees today and their fine. All of them continued to lay through the winter. They don't need heat lamps or anything. As long as you have cold hardy chickens you're fine.
 

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