The Right Lightbulb is . . .????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Arielle, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    I have turned on their 4 am night light to increase their egg production as most have finished molting. However, I"m concerned I"m not using the right light bulb.

    I've read flourescent and incandesent; "warm" colors v. cool , too.

    My girls sleep with their head away from the light. ARGGGG !

    HELP! I"M LOST!!
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Don't fret. Either will work. All you need is enough light to barely read a newspaper by at roost height. I use fluorescent most of the time to save money but when it gets real cold I have to switch to incandescent because the fluorescents don't want to fire up. That's when it gets below the teens.
     
  3. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    I tried reaaranging the location of the light a bit. HOpefully it will work.
     

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