Night light ???? Solar wins!

Kismet

Songster
Jul 3, 2008
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New Hampshire, USA
No. I only use a light when I want to increase daylight hours. I actually just stopped that this week, as the days are getting longer. Last night, though, the moon was so bright and shone right into the coop windows (there are four large ones facing south), it must have seemed like day all night. I wonder if I will have more eggs today than usual?
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CityChook

Songster
11 Years
Apr 9, 2008
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Minneapolis, MN
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No light necessary. Chickens will be up on the roost (hopefully) before total darkness and fast asleep. Unlike us oldsters, they don't need to get out of bed in the middle of the night...
 

mdbokc

Songster
10 Years
Jun 22, 2009
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Oklahoma County, OK
I use a night light on a separate timer so it goes off 15-30 minutes after the main lights which are also on a timer. My main lights are set to go off right after sunset. Since my chickens like to stay out until the last possible minute and do so, the main coop light draws them it as night sets in. They load up on feed and hop onto the roosts. The night light accommodates any slow/late movers in the coop before it goes completely dark.

I wish mine were asleep right away. I can go out after dark and several are looking out the window at me!!!
 
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mikecnorthwest

Songster
10 Years
Mar 27, 2009
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Vancouver, WA
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I use a solar powered light kit. It was about $30 at Lowes and came with a solar panel and three spot style lights. I have two inside the coop and one outside pointing towards the coop door. It provides a very subtle light in the coop. I've had a very small reduction in egg production over the winter compared with a few people I know locally who have seen their egg production all but stop.
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
13 Years
Nov 9, 2007
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I agree with this. They don't need a light at night and probably sleep better without one.
 

teach1rusl

Love My Chickens
10 Years
Jul 28, 2009
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Floyds Knobs, Indiana
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Yeah...I do use a small nightlight in mine. I've read that it helps as a predator deterrant. But mostly I use it so that if a chicken wanted some water, she could see just enough to get down and get a drink. It's also just light enough for me to (dimly) see what's going on in the coop (through the windows...with binoculars from my bedroom window...lol).
 

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