i bought led round lights think they will work

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blueseal, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are the size of a hockey puck run on batterys 3 white bulbs think they will work for better egg production or do i need a brighter light
     
  2. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just guessing here:
    LED lights are limited in color but this may not matter to the hens or be adequately dealt with [​IMG].

    If you can read a newspaper by this light and the chickens have 12+ hours of light out of every 24 . . . egg production should improve.

    Steve
     
  3. vermontgal

    vermontgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    LED lights actually come in a wide range of colors. Warm white is probably better than the typical blue-white. Amber LEDs would probably work fine for chickens and are cheaper than any of the "white" LEDs. My girls have a white LED rope, but I haven't started using it yet. The outlet doesn't easily support my timer for the lights + my extension cord for the water heater. I just need to get out there with a little adaptor; hasn't happened yet...
     
  4. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use LED x-mas lights, each bulb is about 1 inch multi color and mine lay all winter.
    So i think it will work for you.
     
  5. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my coop is dived in to two sections they semm to lay the eggs in just 1 side of the coop so should i put light on both sides so they all get light
     
  6. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Light over the feed and water would be important, I'm sure.

    S'
     
  7. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah thats where i put it right over the feed area it gets daylight about 630am here and dark about 430pm soim guessing turn on the lights around 3 or 4am
     

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