Chickens, like most people, are more productive during the day, when there’s a bright and shiny sun to keep them awake and active. And when you’re a chicken, active means laying eggs.
In the dark winter months, less sunlight typically means fewer eggs. But when your community relies on egg production to make sure everyone gets enough to eat, what do you do when you’ve got a flock of chickens dealing with S.A.D.?
If you’re a big corporate chicken farm, you turn on the lights. But if you live somewhere that turning on the lights isn’t a viable option, this idea might keep you in eggs all winter long. The Henlight is a solar-powered LED light that it’s designers, who are students at U.C. Davis, say can boost egg production by 80 percent in the winter.
So what do you think? Is tricking a chicken the future of feeding the world? Vote in the poll now!