This programme can be used for up to 7 or 10
days after arrival, then switch to the regular
step down lighting programme. The usage of
the following lighting program brings about
the following advantages:
The chicks will rest and/or sleep at the
same time. This means that the behaviour
of the chicks will be synchronized.
Weak chicks will be stimulated by stronger
ones to move as well as to eat and drink.
The behaviour ofthe flock
is more uniform
and the judgement of the birds is made
Mortality will decrease.
To which extent lighting hours are reduced
during the growing period and the time
when stimulation begins by increasing the
lighting hours are means by which perfor-
mance can be adjusted to specific farm re-
quirements. The following Standard Lighting
Programme is designed as an example for a
quick start into production.
The light intensity measured in watt/m²,
lumen, foot candle or lux depends on the
used light source. Giving advices concerning
this measurement would rather irritate than
help layer farmers.
Therefore the light intensity is just given in
lux unit in the following table.
for Closed Houses