Coop lighting.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by moetrout, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    It doesn't appear to turn off; turns on at dusk, off at dawn. You don't want your coop lit up all night long, do you? If you do, I guess this is a fun option.
     
  3. EggsForIHOP

    EggsForIHOP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to get a couple of the tap lights when winter gets here - that way if it is dark and I have to go out I can just tap 'em on and off. I know they aren't super bright, but as dark as it gets out here they should be bright enough. Just a thought...
     
  4. Nevada Desert Chick

    Nevada Desert Chick Out Of The Brooder

    Quote:Excellent idea!!!! You could train the birds to tap the lights off when they're ready for bed and tap them on when they want a midnight snack... [​IMG]
     
  5. drunkdog

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  6. six little chicks

    six little chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    My boyfriend ran electricty to our coop, and we have two lights out there, but we only use them if needed, other wise we put an LED night light out there with a sensor, not too bright, just enough so it's not pitch black out there, if you know what I mean.
     
  7. EggsForIHOP

    EggsForIHOP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Excellent idea!!!! You could train the birds to tap the lights off when they're ready for bed and tap them on when they want a midnight snack... [​IMG]

    [​IMG] I would have the SMARTEST chickens in TEXAS! Maybe I will go out and start teaching them.....
     
  8. LaurelRidgeDreams

    LaurelRidgeDreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use two landscape lights. They spend the day charging outside and at night I take them in the coop. Not much light but enough for the pullets to see to get back on the perches if they fall off and enough for me to see if I need to go in at night.
     
  9. Organics North

    Organics North Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I have a solar "night light" on in winter. (Comes on after the 50W HPS goes off, so birds can find roost.) I do not think the solar lights are bright enough if you want to supplement light in winter for egg laying. But work fine for me to see and the birds to find the roost after the big light goes off.

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  10. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just put a 15 watt bulb on at night. We just ran a drop cord out to the coop.
     

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