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What kind of monitors do you ue in your coop?  I just ordered some temperature and moisture-measuring remotes and a station for viewing them to monitor a few areas in my home where those might be an issue, and I picked up one for my coop as well.  How about you?  Do you have thermometers or moisture sensors or other forms of monitor to ensure that your chickens are happy and healthy?  What would be your ideal setup?

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I have one of those too, one sensor out in the coop...just for curiosity more than anything.

 

Would love to have infrared remote control cameras, but no bucks for those toys.


Edited by aart - 10/27/15 at 2:25pm

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
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I currently have a Meade TM005X-M 3-Channel indoor/outdoor thermometer/hydrometer. It came with one remote sensor that I keep in the coop at the roost and I added a TS33F-M Sensor that has a wired probe, which I have on a fishing bobber with a 1/4oz weight in the waterer...so I know if either 50w aquarium heaters quits working.
It's worked ok this winter, occasionally I lose signal on the probe in the waterer...the metal roof on the coop doesn't help, can probably relocate the sensor for a better signal since the one in the coop is fine but our winter hasn't been severe in NC.
I just purchased a Sensorpush Smart Sensor on Amazon. It has good reviews, logs data, bluetooth, can set alerts, automatically connects when in range, and is supposed to have a 325 foot straight line range...I have about 90 feet to the farther side of my house from the coop so we'll see...if the range reaches in the house, I'll be getting a couple more. Looking forward to having the info on my smartphone, and they are coming out with a WiFi bridge in the 3rd quarter so info will be available anywhere I have a signal. I asked if they would come out with a waterproof temperature sensor and they said it's been discussed.
Yes, yes, I know this is completely unnecessary, but I have a problem just like everyone else on this site and it's different for everyone but all related to chickens.
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