Lighting for indoor chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Iditarod, May 16, 2019.

  1. Iditarod

    Iditarod Chirping

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    Hello I am new to chickens but not to birds :eek:) I love my 2 babies 1-Black sex link and 1 Lavendar orpinton. Recently we were informed that they will be doing heavy construction near our home and we will need to keep our 1 month old chickens in doors for up to 3 months because of the noise and lots of dust, right now they are still in a large brooding box with a heat plate. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions as the best lighting to use since they will be in a room with very filtered sunlight. Any advice would be great. I purchased them a big cage to house them in but I am just worried about the lack of UVA/UVB and full spectrum light from the sun. I had parrots for a large majority of my life so I know the importance of the daylight. Hope everyone is having a great day :eek:)
     
  2. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Free Ranging

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    Hello,:frow and a warm welcome to Backyard Chickens! It's great to have you here with us and I hope you'll enjoy it here as much as we all do! Sorry, I can't be of much help with your question. But hopefully someone will come along soon!
     
  3. Iditarod

    Iditarod Chirping

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    awwww thanks :eek:) I appreciate ya !! And the warm welcome is nice :eek:)
     
  4. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    It does not matter much what type of light you use in the room. They will not need the brooder plate soon.

    I would use a white to yellow colored led light for them and leave it on for 14 hours a day
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC. Any possibility of a smaller outside pen where they could spend a couple of hours after the 'work day' is completed ?
     
  6. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUNomenal Community! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of fun! :wee
     
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  7. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Thank you for joining us at Backyard Chickens, hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.
     
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  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
     
  10. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    I agree with @sourland. Try to find a space outside that they can stay for as long as possible every day until the dust settles.
     

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