Lights, winter, feeding!

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

  1. skunknchatter

    skunknchatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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

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    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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