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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:32 pm 
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Just reading through posts for fun (what else is Friday night for?) and saw the blue cellophane over the light advice again. I've tried it and crept into the coop silently to do some health maintenance with two, and then three layers of blue cellophane over the torch, but my birds react just as much to blue light as to white light. Is it breed, I wonder?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:58 am 
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I,ve found the same thing. none of my breeds treat the blue light any differently from normal light. i,m sure its a furphy.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:14 pm 
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Works for me but much better with an incandescent globe. Modern LED torches seem to have to intense a light to work as well. I have a blue incandescent party light globe in a trouble light hanging in the garage for chook jobs - they are much easier to handle.
Blue reflector globes (incandescent) in the brooders and the chicks sleep at night.
Doesn't work so well for ducks.
We have robins nesting in a walk way - they used to spook every time the light was turned on - changed the globe to a blue (incandescent) and they don't react.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:59 am 
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Sounds like that's what is my problem. My torches are all led

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:14 am 
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Me too!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:51 pm 
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Maybe the LED emits light at a different wavelength? or something?


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 10:37 am 
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I tried the incandescent bulb with blue cellophane. They’re still disturbed by it. Oh well.


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