Winter lights

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by innocent, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. innocent

    innocent Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 2, 2013
    What are the best lights for hens in the winter for egg laying, small coop for 4 hens. Someone told me infrared ?? I am thinking a 40w
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    LED lights cost more up front. but will use less power and last longer too.
    Some have used LED "Christmas" lights.
    CFL's would be next best
    40 W is plenty, and "infrared" is for radient HEAT

    Give them 14 hours total light, and add all the extra in the mornings
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2013
  3. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    For laying laying you need visible light not an infrared, as it is the lenght of day not how warm it is to stimulate them to lay. For a small coop 40 watts should provide enough light.

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