Lighting in layers farming. Sufficient light in a poultry house is very important for productivity of the chicken .

Welcome to the fascinating world of layers farming, where the art of raising chickens for egg production takes center stage. Whether you’re a beginner or someone looking to expand their knowledge, this introduction to layers farming will provide you with valuable insights. Layer farming involves the specialized rearing of hens to produce eggs efficiently and consistently. In this article, we will explore the basics of starting a layers farm, from selecting the right chicken breeds and setting up suitable housing to understanding nutrition requirements and optimal management practices. Get ready to embark on a rewarding journey as we delve into the essentials of layers farming and unlock the secrets to a successful and sustainable egg production enterprise.

Lighting in layers Farming

Typical light levels found in broiler and layer operations are about 10 to 20 lux (1 to 2 foot-candles), while a bright sunny day in mid-summer is about 80,000 lux (8,000 foot-candles).

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* Egg production is associated with the length and intensity of light received by the bird daily as major factor apart from other major factors.

* It stimulates the hormones which initiates egg production.

* Laying hens see differently than humans, so optimal light conditions increases the vision of layers and improves their behavior, welfare and performance.

* Bright light at night will stop them from getting essential sleep leading to stress thereby causing low egg production.

Required light. Lighting in layers farming

*This can be natural or artificial light

* A maximum of 14 to 16 hours of lighting is required after pullets have reached 16 weeks: (laying age), onwards.

For artificial light, 60 watt incandescent bulb, 14 watt compact fluorescent bulb, or 9 watt LED bulb are better choices.

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