Will a security light which could shine inside the coop affect them?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Uncle Marc, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Uncle Marc

    Uncle Marc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a security light up on a pole out back and it could shine in the coop windows at night. Will this adversely affect my chickens?
     
  2. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:no it well not i like keep light on my birds 18 hours a day
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Doubt it.

    We have several security lights all around the coops at night. If something walks past they all flick on. Lights up the whole backyard. [​IMG]
     
  4. Mrs.Hoover

    Mrs.Hoover Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know if security lightd actaully work in scaring off predators? I thought about mounting one to the outside of the coop...but dont want to waste my time.
     
  5. goldies99

    goldies99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think a light will keep them up at night....when i turn my light on to check them at night, the light stirs them up
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2011
  6. Pineywoods Peepers

    Pineywoods Peepers Certified Poultry Accruer

    I don't think it will bother them too much, but the roosters may crow in the middle of the night when it comes on, which could affect your sleep.
     
  7. TDM

    TDM Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you can barely read a newspaper in your coop (0.5 foot-candle), then it may be enough light to affect production for leghorns. Dual purpose breeds need 2 to 5 foot-candles.

    http://umaine.edu/publications/2227e/
     
  8. kuntrychick

    kuntrychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not to hijack the thread, but will a security light be enough light shining in on them to keep them laying without adding additional light?
     

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