Question about winter light

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Cohsm, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Cohsm

    Cohsm In the Brooder

    Mar 8, 2012
    Does the winter light for continued laying have to be in the coop? I have a very bright porch light, will that work?

  2. mkhenderson17

    mkhenderson17 Songster

    Sep 8, 2010
    I have found it is best in the coop. In the winter most chickens stay closer to the coop or inside so the light in the coop seems most logical. You will have more control of the light when it is in the coop too. Also they roost in their coop so the light would wake them up earlier or keep them up later. Some people say if you lengthen the day to only do it in the morning that way they get the gradual darkness. I don't for the simple fact I dont want my roosters up any earlier lol. The light is on a timer and everyone is roosted by the time the light goes out anyway. I really think you will have better success with it in the coop, but Hey it may be surprising and the porch light may work too.
  3. JackE

    JackE Crowing

    Apr 26, 2010
    North Eastern Md.
    My chickens don't have a coop light and I get eggs all through the winter.

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