Lights, winter, feeding!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by skunknchatter, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. skunknchatter

    skunknchatter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2007
    Northern Utah
    My coop is just a little "house" on stilts that the chickens lay eggs in and roost in at night. This chicken house is inside a chain link chicken kennel (okay it was a dog kennel). The problem I'm having is with the light outside the house they can go in and hide from it. So my thought is, since I lock them in at night after they roost why not put the light inside and set it on a timer. I would have it come on at like 4am. Only problem I can see with this is they don't get let out until 8 or 9am and there isn't any room for food or water in their house. Is this going to be a problem or will they be okay until I go let them out? I don't think they will starve but I didn't know if they needed to eat right when the "sun" came out.
  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    First thing chickens want whoa what they always want is food & water. Do not leave them without.
  3. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2011
    Jacksonville N.C
    You could put in an window, or an solar light like an night light 2-3 led lights didn't bother my flock at all.

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