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Winter light location ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wmillsap, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. wmillsap

    wmillsap Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a small flock and a small coop. My girls only free range all day and go in the coop to roost at night. I can't put the light inside the coop so I attached it to a tree outside the coop and have it shining into the roost. Is that enough light? I would say it's about 8 feet away from the chickens. Is that enough light? [​IMG]

    We really enjoy having chickens since August but we need eggs for the winter! I don't want the production to stop. We are located in Alabama. I have the light coming on at 3:30am, it gets daylight about 6:40am, and sunset at 6.
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Might be......they need to be able to get up and around, eat, drink.
     

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