Do you think color can have an effect on chickens?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SophieLain127, May 12, 2009.

  1. SophieLain127

    SophieLain127 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2009
    So they say that color can effect the mood of humans. Do you think the same goes for chickens? I'm thinking of painting the outside of my chicken coop a creamsicle orange color with cream color trim. The inside will also be cream colored since the light color will brighten up the inside and make it lighter.

    So do you think color can effect a chickens mood?
  2. LilbitChicken

    LilbitChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    [​IMG] Do chickens see color? BUT I would assume the difference between light and dark would be noticeable to them?[​IMG]

    I am interested in what others say![​IMG]

    I haven't decided WHAT COLOR to paint the coop.....I assume, it will be whatever color is an "OOPS"- for the exterior, I wasn't going to paint the inside![​IMG]
  3. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
    ft. worth
    I didn't paint the inside of mine either. Got barn red paint at lowe's....5 gal. for 50 bucks. Watched for oops paint for weeks and kept missing it. This was the cheapest way out to buy and it looks good.
  4. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Northern California
    Chickens tend to respond to bright colors. Orange, Red, Green, and sometimes Blue are preferred by chickens. Their vision is primarily warm (meaning they see orange and red best). I don't think they'd respond to cream colors. However, if the nests are too well lit they will not lay in them. So you may want to paint the inside of the nest boxes black if you paint the inside of the coop white.
  5. cposz

    cposz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    Twin Cities, MN
    The inside of our henhouse is cream (leftover paint!). The outside is traditional red with white trim.
    The light color on the inside of our house and the light color of our nesting box - it's part of a wine crate - hasn't affected anyone's laying - they are going strong!
  6. SophieLain127

    SophieLain127 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2009
    I'm using milk crates for nesting boxes and to keep the poops out of them I'm putting a hinged piece of wood on top that will be slanted. It will keep the boxes decently dark. I'm just trying to utilize the light reflection during the winter months. Though I'm planning to get hubbard comets and I've heard they lay well
  7. swedishfish

    swedishfish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2009
    I'm hoping to paint my coop a bright, but pale, happy yellow! I don't know why I chose yellow. My favorite color is red, but I think I don't want to match everyone with their red and white barn colored coops...I think color can affect anyone's mood! If you're having trouble deciding on one color, paint a mural of something pretty!

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