What kind of light bulb?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SweetLilRachy00, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. SweetLilRachy00

    SweetLilRachy00 Songster

    Oct 30, 2007
    Simpsonville, SC
    I am going to put a light in the coop for longer light hours. I'm getting 1 egg a day (not every day either) for 11 hens!

    I need more eggs darn it! LOL

    How strong of wattage can it be?
  2. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Songster

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    My coop is 8 feet square and when I use to want eggs, I used two 4 foot floresent bulbs. If it was really cold, I used a 125 Watt flood light bulb. Just don't get it too close to anything that could get hot enough to catch fire!
  3. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Songster

    Apr 5, 2007
    I have a 8x8 foot house, with a light over the water (just to keep it from freezing). It is the heat lamp the chicks had as babies, but just have a regular 100w lightbulb in it.

    I get 8-10 eggs per day from 10 ladies. This is their first year laying, though. I expect fewer eggs next winter.

  4. s6bee

    s6bee Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    We installed a standard light outlet and bought the "reveal" light bulbs that give out similar daylight rays. I have a small coop so we only use a 60 watt bulb.


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