Hens need a certain amount of light in order to lay their eggs and this is why you generally find that hens lay their eggs in the Spring and Summer months.
Here is Hatty the hen laying her eggs.
I was lucky enough to walk by Hatty’s nest as she was about to lay an egg and the egg laying moment was captured on camera.
Hens are also very aware of the light fading as night falls.
My poultry often gather at the door of the poultry hut waiting to be let in as the light fades. If I get my timing wrong and I miss judge the amount of light outside, I can find Hatty and the guinea fowl roosting in the trees, on the roof trusses or on the hay bales.
As you can see light plays an important part in the life of the poultry.
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