I put a remote thermometer in the coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tyjaco, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. tyjaco

    tyjaco Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2010
    Cloverdale, CA
    And I'm so glad I did! I've been experimenting a little. It was on our deck. the night that I moved it - the temp on the deck was 31 degrees. I moved the unit into the coop (it's at the end of a roost, so same level as the girls), and the coop temp that night only got down to 42 degrees! Perfect!

    So, last night was about the same temperature wise. But, when I went out to open the pop door this morning, I noticed that I had forgotten to close the window last night. So even with the window open all night, the temp didn't go below 40 degrees! (It remembers the high and low temps over a 24 hour period).

    This is good for 2 reasons. I don't need a heat lamp on cold nights, AND it tells me that there isn't a draft on them (cuz the temp would have dropped sometime during the night). So when I open the big vent for the summer (I have a panel screwed over the big vent for winter), I think I'm good - it's even higher than the window - and bigger.
  2. mcjessen

    mcjessen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2011
    Coeur d Alene ID
    That's awesome. I'm probably going to do that in our new coop.
  3. ScottM

    ScottM Chillin' With My Peeps

    I did the same, thought it was faulty when there was a 30 degree difference, then I realized I put the remote in a nest box that someone was sleeping in it :lol:
  4. tyjaco

    tyjaco Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2010
    Cloverdale, CA
  5. Tambo26

    Tambo26 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2011
    Orrington, MAINE
    I put one in my coop too! I have the station in my bedroom so I look at it first thing in the morning and last thing at night and if I get up in the night so I know the temp in the coop all the time they are in there! I find it MOST important when it is hot in the summer!
  6. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 13, 2011
    Fox Valley, IL
    My Coop
    Good idea. I have one in my studio, the batteries died two years ago and since I never paid attention to it, it's still sitting there. I think I'll put in fresh batteries and try it today.

    Yesterday I set up a wifi infrared cam in the coop, it's fun checking them out at night, but the lens is too narrow- it needs a wide angle.

    Last edited: Apr 8, 2012
  7. yellowirenut

    yellowirenut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 27, 2011
    New haven, IN
    I put a remote thermometer in last fall. was great to look at the Min temp the coop was the night before. It never got below 24 even with a few nights in the teens and without heat.
  8. jvp0719

    jvp0719 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 2, 2012
    Dutchess County, NY
    What brand of thermometers is everyone using? What is the range like? I would like to do the same thing but you hear about a lot of these that claim they have a 300 foot range only to find out it really is about 50....
  9. CGinJCMO

    CGinJCMO Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2012
    Cole County Missouri
    I bought one at Orschlens (forgot the price) by Acu-rite. It's not as fancy as the ones posted above that record 24 hours of high/low temps.
    I have another one (gift) that tells the time, moon phase, as well as indoor and outdoor (or where ever you put the transmitter), but didn't tell high/low temp in 24 hours so I didn't know I was missing out on that function. [​IMG]

  10. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2011
    Tennessee Plateau
    I have a La Crosse Model# WS-8300U-IT. It has thermometer and hygrometer functions. Records highs and lows. Rated for 300ft in an uninterrupted line. Directions state the reception is cut in half for every standard stud wall the signal has to penetrate. IE: 1 wall will cut the distance to 150', 2 walls will cut the distance to 75 " etc., etc. My sensor is about 60 ft away from the receiver and shoots through 4 walls and a floor and still works great. This is my second La Crosse in the last twenty years. I've had this one for about four years and have never replaced the batteries yet.

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