Chickens need approximately 14 hours of (day) light to produce eggs. With the onset of winter I will typically leave a light on for them in their coop. The 75w bulb I have in there is also a source of heat for them.
The other day as I was checking their food and water I noticed the light was off. I thought I had turned it on. I checked the switch – it was on. So I pulled the string, turning the light back on, and thought nothing more about it. The next day the light was off again. What?
So, I once again checked the switch and pulled the string again; and on came the light again. “Okay,” I thought to myself, “I am now in a pissing contest with a chicken.” How do I win this?
I am going to have to ‘ponder’ on this one for a while…