Any thoughts to leaving the light on in the coop all night? I have an energy saver light bulb down in the coop. Ever since they were peeps they always had a light on. In the brooder a heat lamp of course. And then when I switched them over to the big coop there was a chillier evening that May night and I brought the heat lamp bulb down there as well. Through the summer and after they were feathered out great I switched to a coiled energy saver bulb that gives off next to no heat. The reason being as we're predator heavy in our neck of the woods and a gentleman in town who has many chickens recommended leaving a light on at the coop. My set up for electricity is within the coop and perhaps he meant an out door light but it's just not the way I'm set up. It's worked. No predator deaths (knock on wood) to date. Then I was reading posts to extend the lighting time for the chooks to help with egg production. that their body works and is based on the cycles of light they get. Well mine get light all the time so I thought well maybe it's important they get a little darkness. So I tried it this weekend. It was a 70-80 degree fabulous fall weekend. I shut their light off and their egg production went from 5 a day to 2 almost within a day. I turned the light back on Monday and today it looks like I've got 4 layers back. Do I already have the answer or are their stronger feelings on giving them that little bit of darkness for their sleeping hours. Their night light is not right in their faces. Their roosts are lofted and kind of sectioned away from the light...so it's indirect in a sense. What do you think?