Winter-lighting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Buck Creek Chickens, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. 14 hours

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  2. 13 hours

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  3. 12 hours

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  4. less than 12 hours

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  5. no extra light

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  6. timer

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  7. fluorescent bulb

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  8. incandescent bulb

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  9. Full Spectrum bulb

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  1. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    I do extra light, 13 hours, with a timer, and a full spectrum fluorescent bulb (Vote to all that apply)
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2009
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    I don't give them extra light, personally.
     
  3. jafo

    jafo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nah,,,,,,,,,au-natural,,,,,,,,,,[​IMG]
     
  4. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    I voted 12 hours, because that is what they get now for "added lighting".

    Of course, in summer it extends a bit beyond that (natural lighting), but in winter, they have a flourescent light on in the coop when I open coops in the morning, until I close them up at night - which is to say from about 8 AM til 7:30 or 8 PM.

    meri
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    The only light my chickens get is what Mother Nature supplies them with.
     
  6. AkTomboy

    AkTomboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    12 hrs total light ~ with the help of a timer. If I didnt the girls would be down to just a handful of light per day in the deepest part of winter.
     

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