The rope light is weather tight so moisture will not harm it. I think it cost $10.00. The area it covers is 30" by 30".
EDITED TO SAY ITS WORKING AWESOME!!!!!!
I believe some of my chicks are going to be splash Orpington's. There are also Dark Cornish in there which I purchased about the same time Easter Hal chicks
This same rope light works really well as radiant heat for seedling bed. This is confirmed seedlings did really well. Built an insulated tray with kitty litter covering the rope light. Seed pots put on top. Radiant heat for seeds. Put cover over all to hold heat in. This idea is online if you want to google it.
Edited by Pensmaster - 4/24/16 at 4:26pm