The influence of colored lighting on poultry behaviour

Feather pecking and cannibalism can cause problemes in various poultry housing systems.A different color contrast can stimulate ground picking and reduce cannibalism. It becomes more and more apparent that certain lighting colors can be related to specific productivity traits .

 RED ORANGE YELLOW GREEN BLUE
Enhances the growth      X     X
Reduces feed to gain ratio       X      X     X
Delays sexual maturity      X     X
Advances sexual maturity   X        X       X
Reduces nervousness   X
Reduces cannibalism   X     X
Increases egg production   X        X
Reduces egg production       X
Enlarges egg size       X
Improves fertility cock      X     X
Colored lighting poultry

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