Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Sunrise --- Sunset
Even though it is more than six weeks until my planned breeding time, the days are naturally getting a few minutes longer everyday. Currently in Wichita sunrise is (7:44 am) and sunset is (17:25 pm).
While all varieties breed better on 14 to 14.5 hour days, once the day length is 12 hours, smaller varieties will start breeding. Since I want to have ideal day length for all my varieties, I will start adding additional lighting 30 minutes weekly before the natural day length reaches 12 hours.
For right now, the aviary lights come on 30 minutes after sunrise and go off 30 minutes before sunset. Every couple of weeks I adjust it but nature is taking care of the daily updates!