how do YOU hang a brooder lamp in your outdoor coop??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mandapanda3186, May 3, 2011.

  1. mandapanda3186

    mandapanda3186 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks are outside! Well, most of them. I want to have a heat lamp for them still. So how do you hang yours?

    I cannot post pics, but my coop is 8 x 12 and pretty much basic. I have two large branches for roosts and the at the moment. I don't even have nestboxes yet. Can't figure out how to hang the light...

    Suggestions please? [​IMG]

    P.s. I'm running out of daylight and glee is on in 45 min.... [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. DAYDRINKER

    DAYDRINKER Out Of The Brooder

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    mine hangs by a chain with a link slipped over a screw in a roof truss.
     
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I loop a metal chain over a board above and use c-links to connect it to another link in the chain. That way it's secure and adjustable.
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    I use a large screw-in hook in a rafter with a chain or wire to hang the light, the hooks work good for feeders to.
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:I do the same thing.
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    It's looped over a rafter and secured 3 ways, to the bail, to the lamp itself, and to the cord. The cord is also looped so it can't drop but a little.

    Or it was. It's put away now.
     

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