solar light for supplemental light for laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by beepbeepinajeep, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. beepbeepinajeep

    beepbeepinajeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone use a solar flood light? I thought this might work well for our tractors since we move them daily. How do I know if they are bright enough?
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have not used one yet, but we plan on picking up a light from Sams Club. It is a solar powered outbuilding light and they've marked them down to $35 so I am sure going to try one! [​IMG]
     
  3. beepbeepinajeep

    beepbeepinajeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You'll have to let me know how you like it. We paid 29 at Lowes (the smaller one I got for the quail was 20). You could read by them, but they don't seem a fraction as bright as our halogen flood lights;)
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hmmm... I"m hoping it will work okay. I don't have power in any of my coops and certainly don't plan on adding it to them. The solar light is going to have to do it. [​IMG]
     
  5. gottalovemychickens

    gottalovemychickens SaveAChickenRideACowboy

    i just added 2 new light in my coop and holy cow do the chickens like them !!! They roost right near them , i have a solar light to "gaurd" the outside of the coop from coons, coyotes and other animals . The solar panel one i have , has 24 BRIGHT BRIGHT LEDS and also a good size red light . Preditors are scared of anything red and will run when they see the light ....

    .... SO when they get near my coop the LEDs turn on and so does the red light and wow , they going running like no end !
     
  6. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    I put the three "floodlight" set from Lowes ($29) in my tractor last Sunday. They have only 3 LEDs per light, but the light is pretty bright. It makes shadows, but I don't know if it will be enough for laying or not. They do go in & eat and drink before they settle down. My only concern is whether they will stay on too long. I don't think they will in the winter, but time will tell. It gives me plenty of light to go into the coop.
     
  7. beepbeepinajeep

    beepbeepinajeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:No, mine was a 3 light set with a remote solar panel. It was Portfolio brand, it was the only remote panel set they had. We have the three floodlights mounted in the front of the coop & the panel on the outside. We had to drill a hole to bring the cable from the lights through to connect to the panel.
     

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