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is it possible to put light inside this coop ?

post #1 of 6
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Hi there i have coop which is all built in wires likes this in photo and im worried about my light i put in because im afraid light will not work because it will go outside and maybe coop need to be covered with wood or something else
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Should coop be covered like this

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post #2 of 6
It would be better to provide shelter from rain, wind and predators by enclosing one end of your hoop house - scroll down in this thread for a really nice one

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270088/permanent-hoop-coop-in-progress-update-see-post-34

Pvc and chicken wire do not make a very sturdy run - you might want to consider cattle panels and hardware cloth to improve security.

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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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post #3 of 6

A coop is a safe, secure shelter that can be closed at night to keep nighttime predators away from your flock. A run is the safe, outdoors space that your flock will spend their days in. Keeping a flock outdoors, without shelter, in a wire pen is not a very safe setup. If there is no shade, they may die from over heating. If there is no shelter from wind and rain, they may also die from exposure. Lots of things like to eat chickens, and they are pretty helpless in the dark.

Lighting does help a flock lay through the winter, but, depending on where in the world you live, this might never be an issue. Young flocks do not generally need supplemental lighting to keep up production.

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
But does light work in this coop or no ? Without shelter
post #5 of 6

I think the point we are trying to make is that your pen (it could not be called a coop) is inadequate to properly house your hens with or without light.

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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post #6 of 6
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Ok thanks for your replies
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