Is this street light going to be a problem?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Wabi Sabi, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. Wabi Sabi

    Wabi Sabi In the Brooder

    May 28, 2010
    I am in the process of building coop #2 and before I go any further I need to decide exactly where in the yard I'm going to put it. I was thinking about putting it alongside the garage in the very back of our house, but there happens to be an electric pole that runs down our driveway with a street light/security light on it. It is a dusk to dawn light owned by the power company. It's bright enough that it shines into our house at night and would also shine into a chicken coop all night.

    Is this going to be a problem? I know some people supplement with light in the winter, but could having a bright light all night long year round going to really screw with the chickens?

  2. clayhill

    clayhill Songster

    Nov 17, 2008
    Lee County, Arkansas
    I've got one of those close to my coop, it doesn't shine directly into the coop, but it does "light" the coop. The chickens don't seem to mind. It does make it easier to check on them at night with a light to see by.
  3. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Songster

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    Think about chickens in Alaska that always have light in the summer...
  4. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    it *might* make your rooster more prone to nighttime crowing, or it might not [​IMG]

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