Questions about putting a light on them Or not.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by adorable, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I often wondered about this. Winter is coming. So the day light hours are getting shorter. I have noticed a drop in my egg count. Now everyone tells me to put a light on in the barn on a timer. Well i think if you do that it pushes the hens to produce more eggs. Would that wear them out so to speak?. Then just leave nature take it course. What do you guys recommened. ?
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    You're right, it just wears them out faster. I prefer to just let mother nature dictate how they lay so I don't use lights on mine. I think they deserve their yearly vacation.
     
  3. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I totally agree. Gloria Jean
     
  4. Mr. Peepers

    Mr. Peepers Out Of The Brooder

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  5. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ooops sorry. Didnt see the other post.
     

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