Good sized lightbulb for small coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by armdchicken, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. armdchicken

    armdchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2012
    Fairbanks, alaska
    I was wondering if chickens will peck at electrical cords?
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2012
  2. armdchicken

    armdchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2012
    Fairbanks, alaska
    anyone??
     
  3. chick007

    chick007 secretagent chickenman

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    my leave them alone, the worse that has happened is that they occasionally like to try to perch on them and unplug the light that is hooked to it. they tend to like to use it as a swing. since then have had to tack it up
     
  4. armdchicken

    armdchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2012
    Fairbanks, alaska
    ok..thanks. They prob wont be able to perch on it with the way we put it in there.
     
  5. armdchicken

    armdchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2012
    Fairbanks, alaska
    What size lightbulb would be good for a small coop...a 5x6?
     
  6. chick007

    chick007 secretagent chickenman

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    i use a 13 watt cfl in my coop , it is 4x5x5
     
  7. armdchicken

    armdchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2012
    Fairbanks, alaska
    well we live in alaska and it gets up to -46 so would that keep them warm enough?
     
  8. chick007

    chick007 secretagent chickenman

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    i live in anchorage and also have a 90 watt outdoor flood light that is on a thermostat set to about 35 degrees. it adds some heat, and the ladies take turns sunning themselves. does not add much heat though. coop stays about 20 degrees warmer than outside temp. brooder lamps dont work for long, as its too cold and bulbs burn out in about two days
     
  9. armdchicken

    armdchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2012
    Fairbanks, alaska
    oh ok...well its supposed to get -30 to -47 up here in fairbanks tomorrow
     
  10. chick007

    chick007 secretagent chickenman

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    they will do just fine, temps down here keep jumping around, 35 yesterday, -10 day before. lots of snow today, along with high winds. supossed to be single digits tomorrow, 14 right now. got my second egg today from one of 14 twenty week old barred rocks
     

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