Putting A Light In The Coop?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by c0dywhite, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. c0dywhite

    c0dywhite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know if putting a light in the chicken coop at night & turning it on will make the chickens lay? If the chickens are not laying at all?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Increasing the daylength to 12 to 14 hours will generally stimulate hens to start laying. The results will not be immediate - it will take time to get the hormones rearranged. [​IMG]
     
  3. c0dywhite

    c0dywhite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even of they have not been laying all winter?
     
  4. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    A light will start them up. But please don't leave the light on all night. The hens must have a dark period, or they will be stressed and may start pecking.

    They need 14 hours of light to lay well. One regular light bulb will do it. Put it on a timer to come on around 4am and turn off around 8am. The rest of their 14 hours will be sunlight.

    You should have eggs within two weeks.
     
  5. c0dywhite

    c0dywhite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thanks! I'll try it & let you know the results!
     
  6. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Good luck!
     

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