Lightbulbs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bobby632, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. bobby632

    bobby632 New Egg

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    I have been researching forums on different styles of light bulbs for coops. One forum said use a red light bulb. Other places have mentioned a low wattage CFL bulb. Is white light inside a coop ok for my chickens? It would be on a timer to come on only in the mornings to give them 14 hours of light.

    Still new to chickens as our neighbor moved 2 weeks ago and gave us 5 very friendly chickens and coop!

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Rustywreck

    Rustywreck Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use typical incandescent bulbs in the light fixtures in my chicken's coop. I can't see a reason why CFL bulbs wouldn't work as well if your intent is to extend light hours for laying purposes.
    The only red lights I use are for adding heat, either to a brooder or to the coop.
     
  3. Ullie

    Ullie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also remember reading somewhere not to use certain bulbs because they contain a gas that can be or is harmful to the chickens.
     

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