Laying hens

Discussion in 'General Chicken Discussion' started by Kokoschicks, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Kokoschicks

    Kokoschicks New Member

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    On average hens need 14 hrs of sunlight per day to produce an egg. Since its almost fall and I get about 12 hrs of sunlight a day. What kind of light will be the best to put it my coop to make it attest 14 hrs so I can get some eggs???
     
  2. Sundancers

    Sundancers New Member

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    Sorry, I'm going to be no help.

    I let Mother Nature rule, IMO she knows best. For me it is a time for the hens to recharge ... in a matter of speaking. I get eggs year round just not as many as spring and summer ...

    It is just like milking a goat/cow each and every day ... I let nature take them down to recharge for the next birth. (not milking them the whole year)

    Again this is IMO ...
     

  3. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    I could not agree more with Sundancers. It's like that catholic woman with 14 children all a year apart and she has no teeth or hair anymore. Bodies are just not meant to be in production 100% of the time. There is a season....
     
  4. cogburn

    cogburn New Member

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    Agree !! And thanks for the stunning visual there EV !! I just threw up in my mouth a little bit... Yummy !
     
  5. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Bet it was BBQ too, huh.
     
  6. cogburn

    cogburn New Member

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    No mam... I can't afford BBQ, only when others pay for it !
     
  7. Kokoschicks

    Kokoschicks New Member

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    Haha alright ! Thanks
     
  8. crazybirdchick

    crazybirdchick New Member

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    I don't use artificial lighting either. I am in Minnesota and feel the hens need to reserve their energy for our harsh winters. We do miss the eggs though!
     
  9. Kokoschicks

    Kokoschicks New Member

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    Do your hens still lay eggs in the winter?