Solar Yard Light for egg production

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jktrahan, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. jktrahan

    jktrahan Chirping

    Jan 10, 2011
    Sweet Lake
    Has anyone tried using a solar yard light in the side of there hen house to increase egg production? I have a chicken tractor\\ark with a small hen house 2'x3' and I am thinking of cutting a small hole in the top of the roof and slipping in one of those solar yard lights, but I don't know if they put out enough light. In winter with the days being shorter they should only last a few hours and in summer i can just remove the battery until next winter.
  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

    Nov 4, 2008
    Cross Lanes, WV
    I have a solar light in my coop that's on all the time. Not enough light to really increase production, but it sure makes it easier to do a nightly head count
  3. Claudias Coop

    Claudias Coop In the Brooder

    Dec 26, 2010
    I have solar lights around the perimeter of the coop. But they dont put out a significant amount of light.

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