Coop lighting- supplemental lighting for the winter

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AKCub, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. AKCub

    AKCub Out Of The Brooder

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    I want to have supplemental lighting for my coop this winter but there isn't a power source near to the coop. Does anyone have a great or even good idea for lighting to give the ducks enough light to hopefully start laying this fall/winter?

    I am looking for a LED lamp that has a timer powered by batteries but I am guessing the market for such a light is pretty small.

    I do have a exterior house lamp close to the coop but I don't think it will provide enough light.

    Scott

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  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Maybe you could find a solar type of light.
     
  3. bayyjayy

    bayyjayy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can get a timer that plugs into the wall and the light plugs into the timer. Walmart has them for as little as $7.
     
  4. mommyofthreewithchicks

    mommyofthreewithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are the push button type lights that are battery powered. You don't get the timer but... You wouldn't have to worry about a cord either.
     
  5. frostbite

    frostbite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A decent electrician should be able to splice some wire from the light on the house into a socket inside the coop, where you can have the extra light. Don't forget to stock up on some 65 watt incandescents before they come off the market after the first of the year.
     
  6. Kelsey2017

    Kelsey2017 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sorry to not have any advice on the way you get power to the coop. I do it all myself and I am not an electrician, but I am careful. I would imagine you could easily change the light fixture to one that includes an outlet though. But once you get power there the best thing I have found so far is an outdoor timer that has a photoelectric eye that turn on at dusk and stays on til morning or for 2,4,6, or 8 hours. Good luck on a solution!
     
  7. Darkjeweler

    Darkjeweler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are many solar options available for cheap.. I use a couple of solar powered spotlights that I got at walmart for about $10.. They last mostly thru the whole night. Sometimes they give out a couple hours before sunrise, but it will depend on the type and newness of the lights..
     
  8. tbitt

    tbitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. tbitt

    tbitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    btw - you do have electricity to that area...the light bulb.

    So it would NOT be hard to "open" that up and replace it with a outside ele box and an outlet. [​IMG]
     

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