amaliayosa

Songster
11 Years
Mar 12, 2008
155
1
131
Blue Ridge Mountains, NC
I am going to be moving our chicks out to the coop at 3 weeks (they are 12 days now) Anyway I have no power out there. I was originally going to run a power cord from our basement into the coop, but I am a bit concerned about the cord coming unplugged and the chicks freezing! Is there an alternative to an electric brooder lamp that anyone knows of. gas? battery?
Thanks
Amy
 

Dawn419

Lost in the Woods
12 Years
Apr 16, 2007
3,366
92
238
Evening Shade, AR
We use heavy-duty extension cords to run power to our 3 coops. Since last May, the only time the cords have ever become unplugged were by human hands...when we needed to use them to use our power tools for different projects.

Hope this helps.

Dawn
 

arlee453

Songster
12 Years
Aug 13, 2007
3,768
16
221
near Charlotte NC
you definately need some heat on those babies!

Before you plug in the cord, tie a knot with the two cords, THEN plug it in.

That way if someone trips over it, they won't pull apart the plug.

here's a pic to show you what I mean - its not heavy duty extension cord, but it gives you the idea:

 

Marlinchaser

Songster
12 Years
Oct 18, 2007
4,943
23
231
MERRY LAND
If there is a connection in the middle you may also want to wrap it with electrical tape to keep out the elements. tying electrical cords can stretch the wires, if done enough breaking the conection.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom