Should I Use an Infarred (Red Spotlight) Light in My Coop or a White Light?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickengirl2013, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. chickengirl2013

    chickengirl2013 Out Of The Brooder

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    What is the difference between having a red light in my coop or a white light? My chicken are about two to three months old and we keep a light on them day and night to give them extra warmth. I was just wondering what the difference in having a red light in my coop or a white light is.
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    They should sleep better with a red light, people say. I have never used a red light.

    Currently I am using a thermocube with a 100 watt bulb (you can't buy 100 watt bulbs anymore though, only 90) for my bantam shed.
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2013
  3. kreagerm

    kreagerm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a red light, and the theory is that it hides any blood that could be the outcome of any pecking order issues, that's all. It's probably a personal preference, when it all comes down to it.

    FYI Infrared is a light spectrum humans can not see, So if you had an infrared bulb you wouldn't even know it was on, unless you were using a camera with night shot or something like that.
     
  4. chickengirl2013

    chickengirl2013 Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay thanks
     

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