What do you use for light supplements in winter?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kingpartyof5, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. kingpartyof5

    kingpartyof5 Out Of The Brooder

    May 21, 2010
    Central Indiana
    I was thinking of using LED rope lighting or LED Christmas lights to supplement light in my coop. What are your thoughts on this? Will it be enough?
  2. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    When Home Depot first started stocking Christmas lights I found that 2 strings of the LED C9 clear bulbs works great in my 8 x 10 coop. I have them on a timer so that the coop is lit for about 14 hours per day. Also, I placed the coiled up strings of lights in gallon-sized plastic zipper bags due to the dust in the coop. The bags hang from the rafters. Seems to work great for us and egg production has stayed the same as it was in the Fall before the days became so short.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2011
  3. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    LED Christmas lights. The blue/white light ones were too dark, so I replaced them with yellow/white light ones.

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