My chickens got wiped out again and I'm tired of dealing with it. Living next to a wildlife preserve means one predator after another and it's only getting worse every year despite traps and having people out to shoot them. I'm selling the remainder of my flock as soon as I see if these last 5 eggs are going to hatch or not and I'm converting the 2 buildings in to a rabbitry. Running electricity all the way to these buildings was quoted at $500 and I'm also tired of running 300-400' of extension cord. I posted on the self sufficient forum about wind power but I'm not sure yet if that will be feasible. I looked up small gas generators and found several under $200 but I hardly know anymore about that than I do about wind or solar power. All I need to run is a few light bulbs and heated water bowls or bottles because I can't make enough trips out there to change the water. I guess also potentially a fan in summer. Does the generator have to run constantly or do they have ways to have them shut off and restart? What would the ongoing costs be like to run one 24/7 6months out of the year and occasionally on really hot days in the summer?