Along with the excitement of cooler weather and all the preparations for the Holidays, come the shorter days of winter and slowing down of egg production.
Hens need 12-17 hours of daylight per day to lay eggs depending on the breed. By the time Fall rolls around, our days are limited to 12 hours and continue decreasing throughout the winter.
Do you put supplemental lighting in your coop to encourage egg production?
There are arguments to both sides of this question. Those in favor of lights believe it’s just a way to fix the problem of not enough light. Those against lights believe this is a time God made for the hens to rest their bodies.
What do you think?
Personally, I’ll be putting lights up soon. My girls haven’t been doing enough laying to need to rest.
For more information check out this post on The Chicken Chick.
Have a great night!
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