- Dec 14, 2015
So I've had my hens for about 1 and a half months now and I have been putting in a solar light inside the coop every night so the hens can see where to roost/perch. The main reason is because they tend to sleep on the doorstep area between the ramp where the run is and where the actual roosting area is. My father says that I shouldn't put a light there as according to him, 'the light is bright and it affects their sleeping patterns, which in turn affects their egg production...'. Hearing this i thought to myself that there's no actual evidence that proves this, as they are stable layers, with the odd day off. So i came here to backyardchickens.com to hopefully get some insight into this situation from some experienced keepers haha. All feedback is welcome.