fluorescent VS Normal light

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenOlympia, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. ChickenOlympia

    ChickenOlympia Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anybody noticed any difference in their chickens if they use fluorescent lighting? I know it bugs me, and I don't want to irritate the hens.
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I'd be willing to bet that production birds have fluorescent lighting rather than incandescant, so it's probably fine.
     
  3. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Fluorescent lighting shouldn't harm or annoy them but it won't provide heat if we're actually talking about chicks. Fluorescents are normally used for increasing daylight hours and my house chickens and button quail are all under strips of fluorescent with daylight spectrum bulbs.
     
  4. ChickenOlympia

    ChickenOlympia Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info. yes, I'm thinking of it for coop lighting & extending laying hours this winter.
     

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