Solar Yard Light for egg production

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

  1. jktrahan

    jktrahan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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 Out Of The Brooder

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

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