1. Peggy-Sue

    Peggy-Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to chickens and am looking to add a light source to my coop for this winter. I have a smaller coop so I don't need anything too big. I would like my chickens to receive a few extra hours of light during the winter months as well as some heat off the bulb. My question is what kind of lights/bulbs setup do you guys have??? Anyone have pictures???
     
  2. Nyssa03

    Nyssa03 Chillin' With My Peeps

    welcome to BYC - I'm sure you will get lots of good advice.
     
  3. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    I have a large coop so I will be using an extra brood lamp for heat if needed over the perch area. I currently am suplimenting morning daylight by a 300w floodlight on a timer set to come on at 5:30 and turn off at 8:00.
     
  4. JackE

    JackE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How cold does it get, to need a 300W lamp? I can just imagine those chickens, dozing on their roosts, then at 5:30 in the AM, BLAMMM, 300Ws of light exploding suddenly into their faces. What a goodmorning everyday.
    Jack
     
  5. Peggy-Sue

    Peggy-Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im looking to add something like 15w... Im not sure yet!
     
  6. WillowChick

    WillowChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    You made me LOL. What a visual....
     
  7. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    No,no,no. I am not using the flood light(300W) for a heat lamp. It is mounted on the wall at the top of my coop for supliment daylight. I have a brood lamp with a 125W IR lamp over the roosts. I have not had to use the brood lamp for heat yet. I will only use that when it gets below freezing, which happens for about 2 weeks in Jan. where I live.
     
  8. cthockeymom

    cthockeymom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I was wondering the same thing. This is our first winter with the girls so I don't want them to freeze! I purchased battery operated LED lights on a timer that I was planning to put in the coop this weekend. They don't add any heat so I was going to also use a light bulb. We've had a few nights of 30 degree weather but they were okay!
     
  9. Lighting-expert

    Lighting-expert New Egg

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    Hi,
    I'm in commercial lighting (for 26 years). Go to my website www.mmlights.com and click on Lights for Birds or call me 1-406-676-5055
     

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