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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Fourgirlyhens, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. Fourgirlyhens

    Fourgirlyhens In the Brooder

    Dec 4, 2016
    Juneau, Alaska

    If I put colored Christmas lights inside the coop will it still work as suplimental lighting for winter? Or do I have to use white/clear lights? I'm trying to avoid fire hazards and it's easier to get Christmas lights out to the coop. I have a clamp light but I'm worried of it not being durable for Alaskan cold weather...
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2016

  2. mama bird 9604

    mama bird 9604 Hatching

    Dec 11, 2016
    Connersville, Indiana
    You shouldn't use white lights inside the coop...it causes possible peeking in the coop. Use red lights like heat lamps.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Nope, you need white light for winter laying stimulation.....and it needs to be on a timer.
    Here's a pretty good article on supplemental lighting.

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