Baby monitor for coop?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by albodean, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. albodean

    albodean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2016
    Hi All,

    I have been thinking about getting one recently as I cannot see the coop from my house.

    Do people prefer audio or audio and video monitors? My concern about the video ones was that there will obviously be a light on in the coop during the night, would this disturb the hens?

    Any help would be appreciated.

  2. beb444

    beb444 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 16, 2015
    Northern CA
    I would prefer the video one, as I feel like the audio wouldn't ease any of my concerns. I just like to see things. I'm not sure about the light though, they will probably get use to it. I used to put a lantern in my coop for when I just transferred my chicks outside, and I do not think it bothered them.
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    I use sound. Video does not alert me when I am asleep. Additionally, it is sound my dog in house wakes me up for because dog is more awake at night. The chickens will be very informative based on sound.
  4. albodean

    albodean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2016
    Thank you for both of your replies.

    I would prefer to use an infrared video and audio monitor but only if the infrared wouldn't disturb the chickens. Do you know if they can see the infrared light?

    If there is any doubt and it could bother them, I will just stick with an audio monitor.

    Thanks again.
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    On my wish list too....more like pipe dream list cause it's never gonna happen.

    There's a ton of coop cam threads to browse thru.
    Advanced search>titles only> coop cam
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2016
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