Winter light location ?

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

  1. wmillsap

    wmillsap Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 23, 2015
    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! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Might be......they need to be able to get up and around, eat, drink.

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