lighting in coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Rpeeps, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. Rpeeps

    Rpeeps In the Brooder

    Feb 22, 2015
    SE Ga.
    Basic ? Do I need a light inside my coop? I do not have one now... My children are only 3 weeks old, yes I have them in the coop and they are just fine, but worried if I need a light in winter time ANY type of lite/heat lamp etc. TIA :)
  2. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Songster

    Feb 23, 2015
    Petting Buffy Like a Dog
    Light bulbs are bad,it makes it seem like daylight and your hens stay up.And it's not necessary.......
  3. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    In Georgia you will never need a light for the chickens... you might like one so that YOU can see if you are doing chores late at night/early morning, or in a thunderstorm.
  4. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    exterior lights set on a motion sensor might be helpful with finding predators (they wont keep the predators away, they will help you see them)
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Agrees that you might want a light in there for you to see if necessary.......
    ........and you might want a light that can be put on a timer for supplemental lighting in the winters to keep them laying when the days are short.

    I don't like motion sensor lights, they can be too sensitive, going on and off and on and off with insects.......might disturb the birds.

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