remote temperature reading

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bemac, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. bemac

    bemac New Egg

    Nov 8, 2015
    Spicewood Texas
    Finally getting cold in Texas. I have 12 - 5 week old chicks and wanted to monitor the coop temp while in my house. I found this and thought I'd share.

    It has a strong signal and I can read it anywhere on my acre. It may have alarms but I just want to monitor if I need to close coop windows etc.

    I'm in the process of building a webcam that has current weather and temp data at the coop. I travel and want to be sure they are comfortable.

    I'd love to hear if any of you have been working on this.

    Thank you,
  2. odysseychicken

    odysseychicken Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 21, 2015
    I hope you set it to "chicken" instead of "beef".

    I have a weather station from L. L. Bean that has remote sensors. I mounted a sensor inside the coop and one outside the coop. The display unit is next to my bed. I can see the outside temp, the temp in their coop and the (much nicer) temp in my bedroom. It also has a clock. I think you can have up to three remote sensors but extras are sold separately (it only came with one).

    I like the idea of a web cam and have thought about doing it but the fact that I can't get internet access at my house makes it a no go. I would have to buy the chickens their own cell phone with a data plan and use it as a hot spot.
  3. bluema

    bluema Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2013
    My Coop
    haha I've never seen meat thermometer used in coop before! [​IMG]

    You might also want to look into using wireless thermometer and humidity sensor. At Lowes, they're about $20.

    In TX it doesn't get so cold that chickens will be in danger, so you won't need to set alarms. ; )
    It depends on the breeds, but you generally won't have to start worrying unless the temps dip in the negatives, more like below 20 when they start to suffer.

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