Numbers of hours for artificial light? Just need confirmation!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Suzy W, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. Suzy W

    Suzy W In the Brooder

    Sep 8, 2009
    I'm getting a timer for my coop light. If the sun comes up here around 7 am, and "my girls" mosey on back to the coop to roost at 5 pm, should the timer be set for 2 hours? That way they receive 12 hours of light total? Or should it be on for more hours than that?

    I guess I'm asking how many total hours of light the girls should have per day. [​IMG]

    Thanks, Suzy

  2. You should have a minimum of 14 hours of light.
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Mine comes on at 3 am an goes off about 8 am
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    I turn on my barn lights when I get home at around 5PM and turn them off at 11PM. I use the barn in the evenings so it all works out just fine.

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