Sunlight

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chickeee34, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. Chickeee34

    Chickeee34 Just Hatched

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    How much sun do chickens need every day? I live in a really hot area but I don't get alot of direct sun. Would it be bad for me to keep chickens?
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    For laying hens, 14 hours of light (doesn't even have to be natural light) per day is necessary for steady egg production. That is why egg production, particularly the farther north you go and the days "get shorter," the more production decreases until the days get long again. I don't think you need to worry about the light your birds get - with the heat you describe, they might like the relief! Good luck to you!
     
  3. Chickeee34

    Chickeee34 Just Hatched

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    Thanks!
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I live in the Pacific NorthWest. We go days without seeing the sun [​IMG].

    My birds do fine.
     
  5. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Production birds never see the sun, light yes, sun, no. [​IMG]
     

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