Light bulb question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by innocent, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. innocent

    innocent Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 hens with a small coop they do have a good run outside what watt bulb would be enough for winter egg laying

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  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Coops are different. There is no one sized light bulb that would cover all coops in the world. Different sized bulbs are required for different coops.

    It needs to provide enough light so you can read a newspaper in there.
     
  3. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    I was told many years ago to use a 40 watt bulb for an 8 by 8 coop. The newspaper reading deal is what most go by, but the wattage does not have to be real high.
     

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