Need help!!!! No electricity at chicken coop site

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bustnova, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. bustnova

    bustnova Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wandering if anyone might have an idea how to get light to a coop that is not close to any electrical outlets. My coop is way back in the pasture where I keep my horses. There is no electric there. My chickens are no longer laying and I want to stimulate them with light. Can anyone give me any ideas as to what can be done?
     
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  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    Solar lights would probaly be your best option.
     
  4. bustnova

    bustnova Out Of The Brooder

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    Should I put them inside or outside of the fenced in coop? Or should I put them in and out to get them laying again?
     
  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    May I suggest you put what you need help with in the subject line? You'll get a lot more responses from people who know more in that area.
     
  6. bustnova

    bustnova Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the tip
     
  7. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Does your coop have adequate window space? This is your most important source! [​IMG]
     
  8. bustnova

    bustnova Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes it does - however since the days have gotten shorter my hens have completely stopped laying. That is why I want more light. I really miss the fresh eggs.
     
  9. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
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    I personally would put the light out in the run, so the hens aren't forced to stay out in the light. It is likely they will start staying up later if you do that, and egg production will pick up.
     
  10. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Bustnova, you don't have your location listed in your profile. Is there a lot of snow where you're at right now, or cold temps. at night?

    If you feel that your birds would benefit from more heat at night, it might be a good idea to put the light inside the coop. It might contribute to warmer temperatures in there.
     

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