Lighting is essential for all living things. Whether you’re talking about the light in your home or the light from your car’s headlights – it’s important to recognize that proper lighting helps contribute to a healthy and safe environment for people, animals, and plants. Today, chickens are no exception. One way to make sure your chickens are getting the right amount of light is by using poultry lights.
What are poultry lights?
Poultry lights are a type of light used mainly in poultry houses to help chickens and other poultry sleep at night. The lights come in many different shapes and sizes, but all poultry lights share one common feature- they emit a bright light that can be seen by the animals. There are several types of poultry lights available, including HID lamps, LED lamps, and incandescent lamps.
Things to Remember When Choosing a Poultry Light
When it comes to choosing the right poultry light, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, you’ll need to decide what kind of poultry you have: free-range, caged, or indoor/outdoor? Second, you’ll need to decide on the wattage of light you need. Finally, you’ll need to consider your budget.
Here are some tips to help you choose the right poultry light for your needs:
- Choose a wattage that equals or exceeds the wattage of your lights. For example, if you have two 40-watt incandescent lights, you’ll need a 100-watt poultry light.
- Consider whether you want an automatic or manual light. Automatic lights turn on and off with the sun or when there’s daylight; manual lights must be turned on by hand.
- Think about how much space you have for a light. The larger the light fixture, the more powerful the light will be. Larger lights can also be harder to move around if necessary.
- Decide whether you want a warm or cool white light. Warm white lights look yellow and cool white lights look blue. Warm white lights are ideal for egg-laying hens, and cool white lights work best for roosters or other chickens that need to see at a distance.
- Consider where you want to place your light so it can provide light in a variety of places and directions.
When installing a poultry light, there are a few things mentioned above you should keep in mind to choose the right one.