foghornleghorn21

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I have 4 hens and 2 have started laying. Waiting on the other 2. Since it's getting dark sooner should I put a light in the coop? Set the timer to go of at 8 or 8:30?
 

DobieLover

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I have 4 hens and 2 have started laying. Waiting on the other 2. Since it's getting dark sooner should I put a light in the coop? Set the timer to go of at 8 or 8:30?
Pullets lay throughout winter.
If you're going to use artificial light, have it come on in the morning instead. If you extend the day length after dusk and the light suddenly goes out the birds will get stuck off the roost in the dark.
 

GC-Raptor

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I add light in the morning at 5 am year round to increase production, and because I leave for work at 5:15.
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Some turn on lights earlier.
I don't use a timer in coops, no auto pop door here.
I use an alarm to wake up on weekends and holidays. GC
 

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