Shorter days ???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jlj, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. jlj

    jlj In the Brooder

    Jun 5, 2010
    Fredericksburg, Va
    I am not sure if I am posting this in the right place, but it has to with lighting & laying.
    My Question is; With the days getting shorter, When do you need to add a light in the coop, or do you need one for them to keep laying.
    Three of my pullets just started laying three weeks ago, I am still waiting for the rest, but I was curious about the lighting thing.
    Thank you for any help I might get.

  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Songster

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    I'm new at this too, but I'll tell you what I have heard. Some people don't put lights in at all. The thinking would be that the pause in laying during winter is a natural thing and may benefit the chicken to have a rest. Others put a light in just to extend the light. I imagine some leave a light on longer, but no one I know personally. I'm thinking I'm going to let them do what they do without a light.

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