Lighting for winter time...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by tessanoel1999, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. tessanoel1999

    tessanoel1999 Just Hatched

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    I was wondering if anyone has tried using those solar pathway lights as lighting supplement for their quail and if it works or not? I noticed some on clearance at Target and thought to myself, hmmm, that would be cheap and easy. I think the highest lumen I saw was 3. Would that be enough?
     
  2. HowieNZ

    HowieNZ Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    3 things come to mind and no I haven't tried solar LED lights but pondered on it.
    1: there is no doubt enough LEDS will produce enough light but does it provide the right full Spectrum light suitable to promote egg production?
    2: Solar lights may be difficult to set to set on a timer. Ideally you want a total of 14 hours of light for optimum egg production, more than 14 hours of light may cause unnecessary stress to the quail.
    3: It is also good for the hen quail to have some down time from egg laying to have a moult and for their bodies to recover from the rigours of laying an egg nearly every day.
     
  3. tessanoel1999

    tessanoel1999 Just Hatched

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    All true. Thank you.
     
  4. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you want to learn the science behind lighting the birds here is a link that will take you to several informative links regarding lighting.
     

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