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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Buff Oreo, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Buff Oreo

    Buff Oreo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hokay... so i bought a 20$ lamp at wally world last mont for when it was dark before DST. it doesnt work well. its a coleman blue lamp that has a fluorescent tube inside. i took it out and 2 days later [the lamp came inside after i took care of the chicks] it stopped working. sitting by the door, it only works on half the bulb. i dont need it anymore, but could i fix it somehow [cheap?] also would normal tree lights work for the coop? or do i have to use outdoor ones? [​IMG]
     
  2. kcwazzu

    kcwazzu Out Of The Brooder

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    Since it's a Coleman I'm just guessing battery operated? Change batteries? Change bulbs?

    Keith
     
  3. Buff Oreo

    Buff Oreo Out Of The Brooder

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    batterys are fine, its the bulb. im just kinda ticked, pardon my swahili, that it lasted 2 days. [​IMG]
     
  4. Buff Oreo

    Buff Oreo Out Of The Brooder

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    wow. cant say p-i-s-s-e-d either.
     
  5. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't you return it? If it only lasted 2 days I'd return it and get my money back.
     
  6. darin367

    darin367 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wally world will take it back with no receipt......go exchange it for 1 that works
     
  7. I ran electric out to coop and I use a cheap 2 bulb ceiling lamp with 2 100 watt equivalent CFL's.

    If you dont have electric, they have a solar light that has a long cord on the solar panel part. You could easily mount the light in the coop and the charger on the roof thru a little hole. Only thing with that is you have to go out and turn it on manually. I used one of these I found at an auction before I ran electric out there.
     
  8. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    I have an electric cord heavy duty to the coop and use two heat lamp lights with two 60 watters. The cord is plugged into a power strip in the garage.


    I wish you well,

    Rancher
     

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