Just thought I'd post this just in case anyone needs to steal the idea....I'll be posting pics once my batteries charge LOL! I didn't have much space inside my house for 20 flying 4 wk old chickens, and since my coop was already done I decided to do some rigging outside so I could move them out and still keep them warm. This is VERY simple stuff!!! Anyone who knows the difference between positive and negative wires can do this!!!!! Here's what you need: An outdoor outlet (If you don't have one you just need an outlet you can run an extention cord outside from) A grounded outdoor extension cord long enough to go from the outlet you're using to the coop and still leave you with a few feet extra length (if you have to buy one of these this will be the MOST EXPENSIVE PART OF THIS SETUP! Extension cords are made out of gold apparently! I think I got a 14 or 16 gauge) A Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) $10 - Lowe's....this is a safety precaution, it's like a fuse....if water gets on your outlet or something causes a problem the GFCI breaks off the power so you don't roast yourself and your chickens.... A cheap light fixture (if you want a light in your coop for other purposes than heat) I got one that uses 2 - 60W bulbs for $4.97 (Lowe's) A light fixture box (don't remember the cost, maybe $5?) A "Pig-Tail" (only if you want to use a light fixture) which is a cord with a plug on one end and bare wires on the other, that way you can hook it to whatever you need to wire. Also $5 If you don't know what it is ask the guys at lowe's.... A standard outlet ($0.97, Wal-Mart) (The thing you plug stuff into, like the ones on your walls at home ) An outlet box ( approx. $0.97, maybe 1.50 don't remember, wal-mart) A matching outlet cover ($0.97, it's gotta look pretty!!! Also covers outlet so nothing can touch the wires!) Electrical tape Razor or sharp knife or one of those wire stripper things Drill (with a drill bit as round as the extension cord) zip ties a few nails (and a hammer or brick LOL!!!!) Twine, yarn, some kind of string heavier than thread....if you want to be fancy you can use a piece of chain..... I think that's all I used....I know I also put a timer in my coop, since I've been told chickens need like 14 hr days for maximum laying, and it's better to wake them up early....I'm not getting up a 6AM just to turn a light on....hence, a timer!!! LOL! So, excluding the extension cord, you're looking at.....roughly.....about $30. You'll already have a brooding light, either a hanging light or clamp doesn't matter which you have.