To light or not to light..

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mikee1948, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Mikee1948

    Mikee1948 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2011
    Last year I had a small light on in the coop, to up egg production. Some people say it stresses them out, others don't worry about it. What do you say.
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I've had lights in the coop for years. Never heard it was a problem until I joined BYC. Have yet to see any concrete information, that it is a problem. And my chickens are not stressed out.

    Imp- To light or not to light is a neutral issue.
  3. mickey328

    mickey328 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2012
    Northern Colorado
    Personally, unless it's light 24/7, I doubt it stresses them out, although being in the coop and awake that much longer might. After lots of reading and discussion, we decided not to provide additional light. Even though we only have 6, they still produce more than we need, so we figured we'd just let Mother Nature handle things :)

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