Electricity in the Coop

Amigatec

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9 Years
Jan 31, 2010
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Haskell Oklahoma
How many of you have electricity in the Coop??

I just about have mine wired for lights. I dug a trench from the shed to the coop, stopped by the garden on the way, added a Plugin, and ran the rest of the way to the coop.

I used 1" PVC conduit 100' of 10/2 wground, and plan to add at least a plug and lights to the coop.
 

Imp

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Sep 7, 2008
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My Coop
My Coop
I ran electricity to the coop and garden shed a little over a year ago. So much nicer than extension cords running through the trees.

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True Grit

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May 2, 2010
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Orono, Minnesota
My Coop
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Same here and DH just gave me a remote control to a flood light he wired in to the end of the coop so I can see my way out to the coop and also play with the dogs in the yard after work in the winter. It is very
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bigoakhunter

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Jul 29, 2009
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Michigan
I still have the extension cords from garage to oak tree overhead out to tall pole by coops. Who knows maybe next year i can rent a trencher/ditchwitch to put cable underground. I would dig it by hand, but have all clay ground. It was bad enough putting in putting in 14 posts for the run on last coop.
 

ourlittleflock

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May 28, 2009
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North Carolina
we have electricity in our coop - it comes in at 2 locations - 1x for the bug light that works miracles and 1x for the light switch - we also had water runned to our coop - it is much nicer feeding at the coop then the yard tractor.. (alot easier when it comes to staying dry)
 

Judy

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Feb 5, 2009
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We have both power and water; it was built that way. It's quite close to both power and water; it was a minor matter.
 

Amigatec

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Jan 31, 2010
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Haskell Oklahoma
What I used to dig the trench was my Mini-Tiller, I have very hard clay and the little tiller makes a nice trencher. I only buried it about 8" deep. But I know where the conduit is so I won't hit it.
 

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