Brooder placement...daylight?

nurturingnaturally

In the Brooder
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Sep 30, 2010
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I know temp and no draft is most important, but if they are getting 24/7 light from a 100 watt bulb...do they need natural daylight?
 

Denninmi

Songster
10 Years
Jul 26, 2009
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Well, some natural sunlight would be good for them IF a) it doesn't overheat the brooder and b) if the glass doesn't filter out the good part of the UV light -- many types of energy efficient glass filter out the parts of the spectrum that make vitamins in the birds bodies).

Overall, not necessary, but if practical to do so, probably nice for them to see the sun at times. I know my birds like to sunbathe, even when fairly young, like 6 weeks.
 

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