When should I start with the added light? Here in New York we have lost 1 hour in the morning and 1 hour in the evening. I'd like them to keep laying all winter if possible? Jen
I hung up a 100 watt light with a timer that turns on 4:00am and shuts off at 7:00am. Thats 9 hours of dark...I'll let you all know if the eggs continue! JenIts already getting dark early here too in Upper MI. Hate that part of fall/winter arrival. I have led string of Christmas lights up for the girls right now & turned on until around 8 p.m. when I head in for the night. When I have time Sunday, I'll get the outdoor timer set back up. The led are so cheap to run and more fire hazard safe. I have mine strung up around the center ceiling panel so they can't peck at them. They never have tried to peck at them, but figure no sense in tempting them either. Anyway, they still get about 8 - 10 hours of night time even when I do turn the lights on. They need adequate hours of dark too. Oh the things we do for our feather babies hey.