Purple light OK?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by valley ranch, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. valley ranch

    valley ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Greetings, Wifey asked me to post asking: Is a purple light OK to heat the hen house? [purple designed to mimic moon light for reptiles]
    We have a sick girl and don't want to go out in this weather for a bulb.

    Thankyou Richard
  2. CARS

    CARS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sure??? White, Red, Purple, Black..... as long as it put out heat.

    Are you trying to calm the "sick girl" down? I've personally never noticed the difference between colors.
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    Quote:Are you certain light is not a black or ultraviolet light? If it is,then investing in an infrared bulb I advise. Better conversion of electricity into heat without risk causing sunburn.
  4. valley ranch

    valley ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks, She, wifey, decided there is enough heat in there until we can get to the store for a larger heat lamp.

  5. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2009
    Southern Arizona
    Each color has its own task, according to poultry researchers. http://www.thepoultrysite.com/articles/715/about-lux-and-light for the whole article.

    In summary:

    red/orange for laying and fertility
    bright white for eating (meat birds only, it will cause layers to lay on the floor)
    blue/green for broiler growth

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