Hens, like their human counterparts, can get a bout of seasonal affective disorder. During the short days of winter, egg production can decrease by 15-20%. To remedy this, commercial egg producers have successfully implemented light therapy to encourage more consistent production with their hens. Henlight, a project incubated at UC Davis by Edward Silva, Aaron Haldiman, Lorena Galvan and Bryan Pon, aims to aid small scale egg producers with a simple solar-powered light.
See how ‘Henlight’ is keeping hens from getting SAD at MOLD. Cluck, Cluck, Cluck.