Of Chickens Eggs and LEDs

We have kept chickens for years.  Mostly for the eggs but I must admit we just like having them around.  Chickens are programmed to lay eggs in the summer and stop in the winter.  They will lay in the summer for a number of years if kept healthy.   The control for this is length of the day.  If you want eggs year-round, you just need to use a little trickery.   Just control the light in their environment to maintain a ‘day’ of 12-14 hours.  This is easily done with a light and timer.   Keep the daylight to 12-14 hours with the light and they think it’s still summer.  Simple right?

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