Putting Lights in the coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sambia62, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. sambia62

    sambia62 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am thinking of getting some of the battery operated tough lights for the coop mainly because of safety issues I just dont feel safe running cords or having power on out in the coop over night my question is will the light from these be good enough for the light supply for egg laying also my coop is an 8x10 building how many of these should I put in it to supply light for them
     
  2. cluck-darth-peep

    cluck-darth-peep Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I have one 25 watt bulb on, 2:30am and turns off at 7:30am. Sun is up at 7:15am. A light makes a world of difference, even with their behavior they are so calm not being in the dark so many hours.
     
  3. sambia62

    sambia62 Out Of The Brooder

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    is it a stick up battery operated one or a electric I dont really want electric in my hen house
     
  4. chick007

    chick007 secretagent chickenman

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    you might try solar lights run on battery backup, but on the expensive side to set up. charge batterys during day and timer turns them on in morning
     

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