How bright lights? will solar work?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mrs.Puff, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have electricity, so I can't put a light in my coop unless it's one of those little solar powered deals used for landscaping. Would a few of those be bright enough? Could I put them outside to charge up for a while then put them in for a couple hours in the evening? Has anyone tried this?
     
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  3. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really? I've never seen this. I could use something like that for my house. Can you turn off the light somehow? Wouldn't it be on all night in the coop? I've heard they're not supposed to be on all night. Plus, DH would probably have a hissy if I tried to spend that much more $ on chickens
     
  4. LaurelRidgeDreams

    LaurelRidgeDreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking of doing this too. My thoughts are to charge the garden light during the day and put in inside the coop at night for a very dim light. If more light is needed, I could use more than one. I'm thinking of using a flag holder inside of the coop. [​IMG]
     
  5. RocketDad

    RocketDad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm visualizing the yard lights in the coop, stuck into brackets on the wall - like high tech torches in a chicken dungeon. [​IMG] Go for it!
     
  6. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Mrs.Puff :

    I don't have electricity, so I can't put a light in my coop unless it's one of those little solar powered deals used for landscaping. Would a few of those be bright enough? Could I put them outside to charge up for a while then put them in for a couple hours in the evening? Has anyone tried this?

    I really don't think this type of light will be enough to even bother with. I would only try it if I already owned the lights. I just wouldn't bother to buy them unless you can use them to light your landscape. I would guess that anything under 40W isn't going to make a difference for the chickens.​
     

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