Stupid Question....or two

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by thumbless, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. thumbless

    thumbless Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1. A friend of mine told me that chickens are afraid of the dark and I need to keep a light on all the time?

    2. Another friend says I need to split my hens up into groups of 10 as bigger groups, say the 60 I have wont all lay.


    Thoughts?
     
  2. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    They can't see well in the dark, they kinda zone out at night, but that's no big deal. The only reason to add a light in the coop is to stimulate longer days and more egg production. I do not light my coop.

    10 hens is about the correct ratio per rooster, maybe that's what your friend was thinking?
    I have 13 birds on my yard right now, and tons of people have lots more than that. No real reason to split them up, unless maybe it's somehow easier for you to build 2 coops???
     
  3. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say you are getting bad advice. [​IMG]
     
  4. weirdmuse

    weirdmuse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would agree. I have almost 40 hens in together and laying for them is almost a competition! Also, dark doesn't seem to be a problem either.
     
  5. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do your friends work at a feed store by chance? [​IMG]
     
  6. jhm47

    jhm47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whatever you do, don't take investment, dating, or child rearing advice from these people.
     
  7. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    Both things are untrue and the only stupid questions are the ones not asked [​IMG]
     
  8. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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  9. twentynine

    twentynine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No

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    No
     
  10. hrdwrkgrl

    hrdwrkgrl Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:(giggling) .. priceless. xoxoxox
     

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