lighting in coop

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

  1. Rpeeps

    Rpeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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! Premium Member

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    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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