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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jef8861, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. jef8861

    jef8861 New Egg

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    Can anyone give me advice on how much light a hen needs in order to lay an egg? ie. sunrise - sunset. As the daylight decreases, I still want to have good laying hens but they have decreased egg production due to the decreased light. Thank You!!!
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Usually 14 hours a day is suggested.

    Some hens do not need extra light. Bred to lay during winter.

    Imp
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2010
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    [​IMG] Agree, 14 hrs.
     
  4. hongyush2008

    hongyush2008 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:About 14 hours is enough for that...
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Hens do slow down during the shorter days, but I don't use artificial light. I think they are following nature's rhythyms and need the time to rest their bodies from the hard work of egg laying. I still get eggs in the winter, just not as many.
     

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