My hens are laying should I put a light in?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chquinta, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. Chquinta

    Chquinta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 of my hens started laying this week should I put a light in there. Also what is to cold for them and when should they have a heat lamp. I'm in Texas so we get all kinds of weather.
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    I'd not bother with a light at this stage of the game. Nor would I give them heat.
     
  3. Chquinta

    Chquinta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I had a heat lamp on them when we had a hard freeze and it's been in the 30-40's still but was wondering if I should turn it off and put a light on. It's a open coop.
     
  4. mortie

    mortie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They don't need a heat lamp. They just need a coop to get out of the wind if there is any. Where I live it's below zero a lot this time of year and I don't even shut the coop door. it's pretty much common sense to provide your animals with shelter though. 30's and 40's are not cold at all for a chicken unless it's maybe a nakedneck or something.

    If they're laying fine, they don't need a light for that either.
     
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  6. Chquinta

    Chquinta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great thanks for the help. The read was just to lots to be learned.
     
  7. Chquinta

    Chquinta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry. The read was great too. Lots to be learned.
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Chickens are well adapted to deal with the cold. You do not need to provide any heat for them.
     
  9. Chquinta

    Chquinta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great thanks for all yalls help. I don't know what I would do without the forum. So I just learned my 3 hen layed her 1 egg today now I have 3-4 hens laying[​IMG]
     
  10. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

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    Good stuff
     

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