Lighting of Poultry Technical Articles
Article published the June 10, 2021:
Genetic selection programs emphasizing broiler growth, breast muscle deposition, and feed efficiency traits over the past 30 yr have led to a rate of change that has not slowed (Havenstein et al.,...
Article published the March 3, 2021:
Light plays an important role in controlling the age at sexual maturity in birds; attaining sexual maturity at an appropriate age and weight is the key to reproductive success and the present study was an effor...
Article published the January 27, 2021:
Despite superior color vision, hue discrimination, and motion detection, broiler chickens are typically kept in lighting conditions deemed suitable for humans. Environments tailored to poultry vis...
Article published the January 20, 2021:
Avian species rely heavily on vision to provide them with necessary information about their surroundings. Chickens rely on their sense of vision to recognize:
Article published the January 14, 2019:
Birds ‘reproductive cycle is controlled by changes in day length called as Photoperiod.
Birds perceive this photoperiod in two ways:
a) Through retinal of the eye to visual cortex and pitu...
Article published the June 29, 2017:
Article published the October 28, 2016:
The influence of light is a resultant of period, intensity, and colour and wattage power of the lamp. Classen and Riddell, 1989  suggested that birds exposed to increasing photoperiod appeared ...
Article published the July 6, 2016:
Despite domestication and intensive genetic selection, commercial poultry retain the need to perform their natural behaviours. Conventional broiler housing often provides little opportunity for a ...
Article published the April 4, 2014:
The role of light in biological activities associated with avian growth and reproduction is very well known. Light quality can be defined by three criteria: 1) daily pattern of lightdark exposure; photoperiod, ...
Article published the October 15, 2013:
Providing an optimal light program during pullet rearing and breeder production starts with understanding how chickens are stimulated by light. Light intensity, light coloring and day length all play ...