USE DECEMBER-21-2010 FOR TIMER - To give 14 hours of light = MORE EGGS

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by joebryant, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    For those who want to give their hens 14 hours of light every day during winter, go to the following URL and choose your state:
    you have chosen your state, choose the closest city to you. Then choose the month DECEMBER.
    From the calendar copy the shortest day of the year (Winter Solstice), DECEMBER 21, 1910. Using the shortest day of the year, in the fall, I will only have to set my timer once; that will take care of all winter until spring when it's not needed.
    For Greenwood, Indiana, December 21, 2010, using CIVIL TWILIGHT and DST, I get the following:
    Twi: 7:30am
    Sunrise: 8:01am
    Sunset: 5:23pm

    Twi: 5:53pm
    Moonrise: 5:56pm
    Moonset: 8:18am
    Full Moon: 3:14am
    Rounding off to 8:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. I will only be getting 9 1/2 hours of light, so I need to add 4 1/2 hours of light to the end of the day (10:00 P.M.) or wake them earlier, say 7:00 A.M.; that's what I'll do. Therefore, my timer will be set to turn on the light at 7:00 A.M. and off at 9:00 P.M. (14 hours of light).
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2010
  2. Orchid

    Orchid Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2010
    North Central MN
    I'm moving. You get a whole extra hour of daylight. [​IMG] This is mine:

    Sunrise: 8:01am
    Sunset: 4:34pm
  3. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Yeah, you'll have an hour less of actual sunlight than I do, but you'll only have to go from 8 in the morning to 10 at night or 7 A.M. to 9 P.M. like I do.
  4. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    Mine is nearly the same as yours so your plan will work for me T/Y for the info.

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