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Raising a home flock for the primary purpose of producing fresh eggs can be a rewarding and challenging venture. The main goal for egg producers is to ensure that their hens continue to produce eggs year-round. To accomplish this goal, one of the most important factors to consider, next to the overall health and nutrition of the flock, is lighting.

This NebGuide discusses what a producer must do to manage proper lighting for the home laying flock.