What's the Best Chicken Coop Light? - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites When we supplement light to our chickens in winter, does it matter what type of bulb we use? Between incandescent, fluorescent, and LED bulbs, there are benefits and drawbacks to each chicken coop light, but do the chickens have a preference? How should that light be set up?
Decreasing daylight and its effect on laying hens Raising chickens for egg production can be rewarding and challenging. The amount of daylight hours affects a chicken's reproductive cycle. Hens will begin laying when the amount of daylight reaches 14 hours per day during early spring. Maximum egg laying will occur when the day length reaches 16 hours per day.