21.12.2015

Contact lenses for chickens "a reality"

Contact lenses for chickens "a reality"

Contact lenses have been benefitting people across the planet for years, but new lenses have taken things a step further by being available for use by chickens.

The red lenses have many benefits, according to Malcolm Welshman, author of Pets in a Pickle, who told the Daily Mail that red contact lenses for chickens helped to calm the birds down.

In turn, this means they eat less, fight less and, perhaps most importantly, lay more eggs.

It is the reason why many farmers have for years been installing red light bulbs in chicken coops, as it can have a significant impact on the productivity of the coops, he explained.

"Just as insufficient light can affect animals" behaviour, so can being deprived of certain colours," he told the newspaper.

However, the lenses come under criticism from many animal rights activists, who say that contact lenses should only be used by people, and not animals for financial gain.

by Adrian Galbreth


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