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Red light and egg laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by yoker, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. yoker

    yoker Songster

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    What does a red light do and does it offect egglaying?
     

  2. mrandmrschicken

    mrandmrschicken Songster

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    My understanding is that a red light provides heat without the agitation and confusion that white light can cause. It doesn't seem to disrupt egglaying like white does. I have had one on in my coop all winter and the birds remain in good humor and laying.
     
  3. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Songster

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    The only reason I use a red light is to help prevent baby chicks from pecking each other, other than that I use white lights on chickens and quail, both have been laying all winter.
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I leave a red light on in my coops. My girls lay fine and I still average 5 eggs per week per each hen and pullet. I have one pullet that lays an egg a day without fail so far. I have a white light that goes on at about 4/5am and off at 8am.
     

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