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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CrockedPond, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. CrockedPond

    CrockedPond New Egg

    Nov 17, 2010
    Hi, I am new to the site and wanted to say Hi, from Crockedpond. I was reading about peoples low egg counts for Nov. And I am seeing the same thing here in MA. We have 5 hen and get one egg a day. Four hens are young first year hens (they al laid for a few weeks but stoppeda), the other is about 2 yrs. last weekend I put a light in the coop. and am still waiting. It is a florescent bulb, and I wonder if that makes a difference?

  2. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  3. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2010
    South Carolina
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from south carolina/fla. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi [​IMG] and [​IMG] from MN. Sorry I don't know the answer to your question but I would suppose fluorescent lighting would work. I think they need 14 hours a day. I give mine 13 hours. They've only been laying about 3 weeks so I don't know if they are slowing down now or not.
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2010
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. I really don't think the florescent bulb puts out enough lumens as a regular wattage bulb. You need bright light to simulate daylight.

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