Turning on the light in the chicken coop
Last year, we
put a light in the chicken coop in October in an effort to
get our pullets laying. We were rewarded with eggs all winter ---
something I'd taken for granted with our Golden Comets, but which seems to be less
of a norm with heirloom breeds.
So Mark ran an extension cord
back out to the coop and hooked up the timer and light to artificially
extend the day length back to summer levels. I'll try to remember
to report back and let you know if our girls pick up the pace. I
hope they do --- otherwise, Mark wants to hunt down a few more layers
to ensure his winters are full of butternut pies.
Our DIY chicken waterer kits provide complete instructions for building a heated waterer for easy winter care.
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