Winter lights

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

  1. innocent

    innocent Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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

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    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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