Message Number: SG16906 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Chris Lloyd"
Date: 2006-03-25 09:27:37 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] RE: darkness/natural sunlight
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> As the darker nights started, say from Sept onwards he would put Tilly
> lamps (a
pressurised kerosene lamp with a very bright light) into their nightime
quarters to
keep the light for the same hours as in summer. <

You can make chickens lay eggs continually for 18 months but after that egg
production is very poor. The other method used was 4 hours dark 8 hours
light continually to make the chicken think there was 730 days in a year.

Ferret farms tried playing with lighting to get ferrets to breed 3 or more
times a year but litter sizes were small and not viable. Chris

Wessex Ferret Club

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