Well, I added the light.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by All about the EGG, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. I hooked up a 25 watt frosted bulb light. I am going to set it for 6am and off at 8am. Will it scare the poop out of them when it goes from light to dark in a FLASH?
     
  2. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It does make a difference that's for sure.I didn't do it this year since I have so many molting.
     
  3. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It can scare them.

    If your coop gets some daylight, try turning it off and on during those times. It will allow the birds to adjust to the experience.

    One-half of my coop has no daylight right now except what comes in thru a small chicken door. The light is on thru the day as you suggest.

    When I first start using the light, I have a window to open so the light could be turned off. Getting a little cold here for opening that window during the daytime, now. I like to have the temps above freezing on that side altho' they can come outdoors whenever they want.

    Steve
     
  4. doodledoo

    doodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What time does it get light where you are? It starts to get light here between 6:30 and 7:00 and we have our light come on at 2:00 AM and go off at 7:00 AM. It has made a big difference in egg production.
     
  5. It gets light between 630-7am. I have the light shining up at the ceiling, so as not to be too bright.

    Maybe I should extend the evening hours.
     
  6. Sylvie

    Sylvie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have mine timed to come on at 3:30 am and off at 7am. I am not bothering with an extension of light in the evening. This gives them 14 1/2 hours of light. In a couple weeks it will go on at 3am, but that's it.
     
  7. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are on at 4am and off at 8am and working out good!
     

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