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on February 11, 2022

Colored lighting could positively impact cage-free layers

Red and blue LED lighting was utilized to improve layer growth and egg production in a recent U.S. Mississippi State University study.

Changing the color of lighting used during laying hens’ pullet and production phases could have a major effect on cage-free layer production metrics, according to Pratima Adhikari, Assistant Professor of Poultry Science at Mississippi State University (MSU).

In the study, Adhikari found that applying blue LED lighting in the…

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