Timer / Light

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ice329, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. ice329

    ice329 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 quick questions I set up the timer today... come on at 4am off at 6pm.

    I am wondering will the chickens be able to get up on the roosts when the light goes off... Its not yet 6 and its dark here and when there light clicks off it will be totally dark in there... Did I mess up?

    I have the four young hens (9 weeks old) and the two 14 week old hens in the theone 7 month old EE hen in the coop together.... Is it ok to keep them all in there with the timed lighting?
     
  2. freemotion

    freemotion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set my timer for 2 AM so that they will get 14 hours of daylight. I have it go off at 8 AM, then the natural light takes over. They will go on the roosts when the light starts to fade, they will likely have problems if their world goes from bright light to pitch dark suddenly.
     

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