Coop about to go off grid

karanleaf

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My DH has been working his tail feathers off...
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In between making raised beds & filling them with our composed soil.
He put the solar panel up on the chicken coop.
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Take a look.....

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just has to get it wired to inverter & battery and both chickens & ducks will be solar powered
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I'm so proud of him
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suburban farm girl

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Nov 16, 2007
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What a great idea!

I just told my DH about it, and he is thoroughly intrigued. (And I'm LOL cuz 2 days ago, when he declared the coop as done as it was going to get, and that he was so tired of working on the project that he didn't even care that the chicken door - the one that secures them in at night - wasn't square - this after spending soooo much time in the beginning with his level making sure everything was just right - but dangle an innovative idea at him and he's interested in getting back out to the coop with more tools
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He won't admit it, but he has become totally chicken obsessed. If I haven't seen him for awhile, I know I can find him hanging out in the run with the chicks.)

Thank you for sharing!
 

karanleaf

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11 Years
Jun 29, 2008
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Thanks everyone I think it's really cool too
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It will diffently run a fan he tested on a fan before setting it up boy it really had that fan a humming..
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He is planning to run lights for both duck shed and chicken coop and fan to circulate air for both. We have had our barn with a simlair setup off grid for 4 years now. It has a tracking system on it to follow the sun to get the highest possable charge. Runs lights for tack room, lower storage, stall area, and loft. Of course we are using CFL lights in all..

He is hoping to get his Wind Generator up soon to power our wood furance blower plus a few lights.. Just have to see how it goes....

As I said I am Very Proud of him
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karanleaf

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Jun 29, 2008
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Glenwood, Missouri
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Sure DH will have to tell you all how, what & where . I'm just the Oww AAH WOW person he's the Tech of this coop. But he reused old satalite dish brackets & he has made some of his own solar panels.. I will ask him to post some of his info.. will be most likely later this evening though... Gota go get new cell phones... my screen is blank.. so if I don't remember the number I can't call them....
 

Timmo

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Apr 22, 2008
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Cool! I love alternative power.

But, why are you getting an inverter? Use a DC light and fan and save a few bucks.
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