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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???
 

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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 ...
 

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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....
 

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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!
 
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