Turn Out The Lights
If you’ve read any of my previous posts on raising chickens, I’m sure you’ve noticed our preference. We do not like adding electricity to our chicken coop in the winter. Our our primary reasons are explained in Why We Don’t Add Lights To The Chicken Coop.
But, in the fall and winter, chickens produce less or even no eggs! The production starts to slow down in the fall with molting season. And then the days get shorter and those hens need about 16 hours of daylight to produce an egg.